Bringing Hope & Healing to Families Across California

CRJW is a leading non-profit in family reunification providing free support services to children of incarcerated parents. We invite you to join our mission to build stronger families and communities.

Uniting children, families, and communities.

The Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) re-weaves the web of relationships that have been torn apart by crime and the policies of the criminal justice system. CRJW serves as a conduit to assist and accompany children, families, and communities in crossing over the barriers that separate them from people in prison. In doing so, CRJW restores relationships and creates public awareness in order to bring about radical transformation of the criminal justice system.


Every child has the right to
connect with their parents


Learn more about how CRJW
continues to connect families


Whether you are new or
returning, CRJW is here to help


There are many ways to support our mission to help renew, rebuild, and strengthen critical parent/child bonds for children with a parent in prison.

The Latest at CRJW

The Hub is CRJW's newest approach to building bridges across the communication barriers families face in the time of COVID. In partnership with LA2050, The Hub provides a location with free wifi, laptops, and lunch where families are able to have their video visits with their loved one.

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Children who maintain contact with their incarcerated parent are less likely to drop out of school and experience behavioral problems. Continues child/parent connection has a positive impact on a child's wellbeing, including better self esteem, and more parental involvement after release.