To reduce the physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by unresolved conflict, litigation, and incarceration by providing mediation, alternative sentencing, and other restorative processes that increase the respect, peace, productivity, and safety in our communities.
Restorative Justice is a different way of responding to crime and/or harm in families, communities and especially in the criminal justice system. Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by unjust behavior through inclusive and cooperative practices that involve the victim or affected parties, harm-doer, and community members.
Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that helping professionals need to have a complete picture of an individual's life situation, past and present, in order to provide effective services with a healing orientation.
Harm reduction emphasizes meeting individuals where they are, in an effort to reduce the harms associated with substance use on both an individual and community level. Harm reduction can involve practices such as narcan distribution and overdose education, connection with resources and peer support.