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Welcome! We are a nonprofit partnership of community members and police departments that offers restorative justice in the wake of crime. Our aim is to provide a process by which victims are heard and understood, offenders take responsibility for harm, and where loved ones and community members offer support.

This site describes who we are, what we do, how to become involved, and ways to offer and sustain restorative justice in your community.

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Here's the latest:

  • We had an exciting "Virtual Town Hall" on June 18 covering RJ legislation in Massachusetts. Guests: Middlesex DA Marian Ryan, Hon. John Cratsley (ret.), Chief Robert Bongiorno (Bedford). Nearly 100 participants from around the U.S. called in. Audio recording now available. Action tool to engage your legislators is provided. Recent interview with two program directors, including C4RJ's, posted.
  • Our Spring 2014 newsletter is out. With a heart-warming case story, board and staff transitions, a legislative update...and more!
  • Read all about it! C4RJ is featured in the Wellesley-Weston magazine Spring 2014 issue.
  • We hosted an exciting April legislative briefing on the Hill about SB52: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice Practices. Thanks to all who came!
  • Check out this article covering the latest on SB52: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice Practices.
  • We're the recipients of the 2012 "Climate for Freedom" award! Thanks to the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council for the honor.
  • Listen to a recent webinar with one of our co-founders, Chief Len Wetherbee, and the "grandfather" of restorative justice, Howard Zehr!

We've completed production of a film about our work and the circle process. A group of actors, police, and volunteers (above) gathered for a film shoot in March 2013 at the Acton Police Department. Visit us on Facebook for more pictures of the prodcution. Clips also newly available on YouTube. The full film will be screening on cable access channels in the region this spring and summer.

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