Vision & Mission
The Center For Restorative Justice Works 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.
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.
- That families are torn apart by the criminal justice system, which leave behind children who become the hidden victims of crime.
- Prisons are often located in isolated areas and as a result more than half of the children with a parent in prison never see them.
- Regular parental visits are essential to the welfare of our society: child, incarcerated loved ones, and the whole community.
- That all children have the right to speak with, see and touch their parent.
- That all children have the right to a lifelong relationship with their parent.
- That it is essential to provide children every opportunity to visit their parent in prison, and to strengthen their relationship as a family.
- That families and children are essential partners for rehabilitation and re-entry.