GOTB 2023

Help bring families together!

Check out the latests webinar in our REUNITING INCARCERATED FAMILIES series!

Updates & News

One of our founders, Sister Suzanne Jabro, CSJ, with children from the first Get On The Bus trip in 1999.

Our Mission

The Center For Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) unites children, families, and communities separated by crime & the criminal justice system, creates awareness about the negative impacts of incarceration on children & families, & advocates for programs & policies that restore relationships.


Get On The Bus, the most beloved program, provides a special visiting day for incarcerated parents to spend time with their children. 

Cross Over aims to unite women in prison with community members for spiritual reflection in a nondenominational circle.

Camp Suzanne is a week-long event filled with activities, movie nights, and bonding that connects incarcerated mothers with their children.

Transition4Success is a 6 month, paid program offered to formerly incarcerated individuals to prepare them for the workplace.

Be a part of the CRJW Community!

Volunteers and partnerships make it possible for CRJW to serve children throughout the state. Learn more to see how you can make a difference!

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Children who maintain contact with their incarcerated parent are less likely to drop out of school and experience healthier mental development. The continued connection also has a positive impact on the parents, helping to prepare them to reunite with their family upon release.