What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice (RJ) is a process in which all of the people affected by a crime or other conflict-related situation are invited to listen to each other fully, to express themselves openly and to work together to create a Restoration Agreement for moving forward.
APADRC Restorative Justice’s Vision Statement
APADRC’s Restorative Justice program provides opportunities for collaborative, group dialogue with the goal of both healing and empowering diverse communities through the development of relevant, peaceful solutions and positive, ongoing relationships.
Why APADRC’s RJ program?
*RJ sessions are carried out in a safe, serious and structured environment with the active participation of Police Officers and Community Members.
*RJ facilitators are fully trained and possess appropriate linguistic and cultural knowledge.
*The emphasis is placed on accountability. Openness and honest self-evaluation are encouraged, while consistent and impartial moral support is provided.
*A large referral network is in constant development. Contacts and resources are maintained throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the entire LA area.
*A reliable presence in the community is maintained and facilitators are available for contact throughout the work week.
*RJ is based on a simple, pre-developed and consultable written script with facilitator’s role limited to maintaining the focus and guiding the discussion through open-ended questions.
When is RJ appropriate?
*School related issues (bullying, gangs)
*Community nuisance (disturbing, noise)
*Property crimes (vandalism, theft)
*Violent crimes (assault, threats, abuse)
*Family issues (abuse, negligence)
*The police/court representatives
*The harmed and harming individuals
*Interested professionals and community members
Interested in Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice Program Coordinator
Telephone: 213. 250. 8190
Fax: 213. 250. 8195
Hours: Mon. – Fri.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1145 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017