<strong>Friends of Restorative Justice</strong>

Friends of Restorative Justice

Bringing Restorative Justice to Washtenaw County, Michigan

Our Mission: to pursue a balanced and restorative approach to crime and conflict that promotes justice, reparation, and resolution for victims and the community, while also addressing accountability, personal development, and reintegration of the offender into productive community life, with respectful treatment for all involved parties.

Our Vision: We envision a humane system of justice that respects the basic dignity and value of every person, whether they were harmed by crime or conflict or whether they caused the harm, a justice system that restores rather than punishes. We seek a community where those in conflict know they have the option to repair the harm through restorative justice.

Important News and Events

  • After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is Cleared of Assault

    St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Wesley Bell, offered restorative justice to a police officer after using excessive force to stop a woman who was supposedly

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  • Cases That Should Not be Referred to Restorative Justice

    Dr. Linsey C. Pointer in a blog post on May 3, 2021 asks where should we draw the line for restorative justice as an option

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  • A Different Approach to Sex Crimes

    Tuesday, 7–8:30 pm, 1/25/2022, FoRJ Connecticut and One Standard of Justice will present a webinar, “A Different Approach to Sex Crimes: The Case for Survivor-Centered

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  • Video Synopsis of Connecticut Restorative Justice Conferences

    Recently Connecticut One Standard of Justice (CTOSOJ) had a series of Zoom conferences on restorative Justice.  It was an outstanding series with very significant presenters.

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