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Celebrating Restorative Justice, Included in Massachusetts’ New Legislation
June 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Executive Director Erin Freeborn Board President Margot Fleischman, and the members of the board of directors for Communities for Restorative Justice Inc. (C4RJ) invite members of the public to attend a forum to better educate citizens on the concepts and processes behind restorative justice.
New legislation passed earlier this year will expand the restorative justice model, and a participant will share about their personal experience.
WHEN: FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Concord District Court, 305 Walden St., Concord
WHO’LL BE THERE
- C4RJ Executive Director Erin Freeborn and Board President Margot Fleischman
- Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan (A C4RJ Board Member)
- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan
- State Senator Jamie Eldridge
- State Representative Sean Garballey
- Law enforcement and C4RJ leaders from throughout the region
ABOUT C4RJ – COMMUNITIES FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is a growing nonprofit that partners with 20 cities and towns, their police departments, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to rebuild trust and offer a path forward in the wake of crime. We listen to victims, hold offenders accountable, and restore trust in communities. Our volunteer-led “circle” dialogue is called restorative justice. It’s personal. It’s powerful. And it’s why C4RJ is a proven, effective option within the justice system.
We receive police and district attorney referrals and seek to include the people affected by crime in decision-making: victims, offenders, loved ones, supporters, community members, and law enforcement officials. C4RJ took its first case in 2000 and has worked with over 800 offenders in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Our organization is driven by scores of trained volunteers, is guided by a board of directors from the communities we serve, and employs an executive director and staff.