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  • Restorative Justice Community Action | Bringing People Together To Make Things Right
    first time low level offenses the opportunity to make amends Read more Recent Posts Weekly Quotes 02 12 16 February 12 2016 Weekly Quotes 02 05 16 February 5 2016 Save the Date for RJCA s next Facilitator Training 02 26 02 28 February 1 2016 Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 April 2014 RJCA s Annual Report from FY2015 has arrived Check it out here Weekly Quotes I would definitely recommend this program as it helped me make amends to my community while clearing my name and my record from a minor misdemeanor of underage alcohol consumption I learned a lot from the program by doing community service and keeping a sober log much more than what I would have learned by simply paying a fine and staining my criminal record which could have more negative future repercussions I experienced the benefit of getting to know my community better through this process and realizing the type of citizen that I want to be the type that helps out the community rather than

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  • What is Restorative Justice? | Restorative Justice Community Action
    than the rules that have been broken 2 show equal concern and commitment to victims and offenders involving both in the process of justice 3 work toward the restoration of victims empowering them and responding to their needs as they see them 4 support offenders while encouraging them to understand accept and carry out their obligations 5 recognize that while obligations may be difficult for offenders they should not be intended as harms and they must be achievable 6 provide opportunities for dialog direct or indirect between victims and offenders as appropriate 7 involve and empower the affected community through the justice process and increase its capacity to recognize and respond to community bases of crime 8 encourage collaboration and reintegration rather than coercion and isolation 9 give attention to the unintended consequences of our actions and programs 10 show respect for all parties including victims offenders and justice colleagues CRIME WOUNDS JUSTICE HEALS Harry Mica and Howard Zehr Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz Director of the Mennonite Central Committee s MCC Office on Crime and Justice has worked in the field of restorative justice for twenty years focusing on women s concerns and racism as well as mediation and criminal justice

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  • Fundamental Concepts | Restorative Justice Community Action
    do so voluntarily Obligations that follow from the harm inflicted by crime should be related to making things right Obligations may be experienced as difficult even painful but are not intended as pain vengeance or revenge Obligations to victims such as restitution take priority over other sanctions and obligations to the state such as fines Offenders have an obligation to be active participants in addressing their own needs The community s obligations are to victims and to offenders and for the general welfare of its members The community has a responsibility to support and help victims of crime to meet their needs The community bears a responsibility for the welfare of its members and the social conditions and relationships which promote both crime and community peace The community has responsibilities to support efforts to integrate offenders into the community to be actively involved in the definitions of offender obligations and to ensure opportunities for offenders to make amends 3 Restorative Justice Seeks to Heal and Put Right the Wrongs The needs of victims for information validation vindication restitution testimony safety and support are the stating points of justice The safety of victims is an immediate priority The justice process provides a framework that promotes the work of recovery and healing that is ultimately the domain of the individual victim Victims are empowered by maximizing their input and participation in determining needs and outcomes Offenders are involved in repair of the harm insofar as possible The process of justice maximizes opportunities for exchange of information participation dialogue and mutual consent between victim and offender Face to face encounters are appropriate for some instances while alternative forms of exchange are more appropriate in others Victims have the principal role in defining and directing the terms and conditions of the exchange Mutual agreement

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  • Mission | Restorative Justice Community Action
    Data Privacy Policy Mission Restorative Justice Community Action RJCA is an independent 501 c 3 non profit organization providing community based restorative services throughout Hennepin County Restorative justice is an approach that focuses on the needs of the victims the wrongdoers and the involved communities to identify solutions that promote repair reconciliation and rebuilding of relationships RJCA brings residents and victims of Hennepin County and Minneapolis together with adults and youth who have committed crimes in their area Together they participate in a community conference an alternative sentencing option and restorative justice process that strengthens accountability and opens a line of communication between the offender and those harmed RJCA facilitates conversations between individuals who have committed misdemeanor or low level felony offenses and those impacted by the crime to discuss the incident and determine restitution Individuals who complete the program are able to keep a conviction off their record avoid fines and minimize contact with the justice system Completing the process can lead to a reduction of barriers that could prevent behavior change and future success The process enables RJCA to achieve its mission of strengthening communities through restorative justice practices Repairing the harm usually consists of community service projects

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  • Staff | Restorative Justice Community Action
    Get involved First Steps Role of Community Members Role of Facilitators News Contact us RJCA Data Privacy Policy Staff Cynthia Prosek Executive Director 612 746 0787 cprosek rjca inc org Samuel Estes Case Coordinator 612 746 0786 sestes rjca inc org Alyssa Woodard Conference Coordinator 612 746 0780 conference coordinator1 rjca inc org Tina Sigel Community Coordinator 612 746 0780 tsigel rjca inc org Search for Log in Entries RSS

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  • Executive Board | Restorative Justice Community Action
    and helping support our mission Board of Directors FY15 Sharon Dzik Board Chair Betsy Schollmeier Board Vice Chair Lara Dreier Secretary Dan Scoggins Treasurer Amy Levad Stacey Carroll Manu Lewis Phil Williams Laura Porter Jones Ashley Wirig Robin Wonsley The Board meets every even month throughout the year and committees meet on the opposite months The standing committees include the following focus areas Development Communications Finance Program Services and Personnel

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  • Partners | Restorative Justice Community Action
    as influence policy making on issues that affect the criminal justice system s capacity to keep our streets safe System Partners Hennepin County Attorney s Office Hennepin County District Office Hennepin County Community Corrections Hennepin County Public Defender s Office Metro Transit Police Department Minneapolis City Attorney s Office Minneapolis Park Police Minneapolis Police Department Minneapolis Police Department Juvenile Diversion Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim Assistance Restorative Justice Program University of Minnesota Police Department University of Minnesota Student Legal Services Community Partners Aliveness Project Basilica of St Mary Boys and Girls Club Jerry Gamble Branch Boys and Girls Club Southside Village Branch Brian Coyle Community Center City of Minneapolis Crime Prevention Specialists Cleveland Neighborhood Association Community Emergency Services Elliot Park Recreation Center Fallout Arts Initiative First Congregational Church Folwell Neighborhood Association Grace University Lutheran Church Greater Twin Cities United Way Groveland Emergency Food Shelf Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter HandyWorks Program Harrison Neighborhood Association Hennepin County Libraries Hope Temple Four Square Church House of Charity Improvement Association Jabbok Family Services Jordan Area Community Council Jordan Community Garden Juxtaposition Arts Lexington Commons Loaves and Fishes Logan Park Community Center Luxton Park Community Center Lyndale Neighborhood Association MAD DADS Marcy Open School Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association Martin Luther King Park Midtown Farmers Market Midtown Global Market MiniApple International Montessori Minneapolis Family Church Minneapolis Parks Recreation Minneapolis Police Activities League Minnesota AIDS Project Multiple Sclerosis Society NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center North Regional Library Northside Residents Redevelopment Council PEASE Academy Pillsbury United Communities Waite House Plymouth Congregational Church Plymouth Christian Youth Center Ready For Success Resource Inc Safety Committee Walking Group Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Salvation Army Social Services Southeast Christian Church Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning Southeast Seniors Southeast Como Improvement Association St Lawrence Church St Stephen s Human Services Steeple

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  • What We Do | Restorative Justice Community Action
    a voice to all affected by crime Victims Offenders Community Members Eligible Offenses Annoying Amplifiers Begging Panhandling Consume Liquor by Minor Consuming in Public Damage to Property graffiti only Dog Disturbing the Peace Dog Feces Clean Up Dog Leashing Excess Sound from Motor Vehicle Horn Honking Indecent Conduct public urination Indecent Exposure public urination Liquor in a Park Littering Loitering with Intent to Buy or Sell Narcotics Loitering with Intent

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