A MORE RELATIONAL APPROACH TO HARM & HEALING
Victim Awareness & Facilitator Training: The Ripple Effect of Harm
The impact of a crime goes far beyond the crime victim/survivor ... affecting family, friends, teammates, neighbors and others who are harmed too. We use group role-playing and testimonies by crime survivors to promote greater awareness of this among incarcerated men and women. We also train adults to facilitate these restorative justice activities.
Victim Offender Education Groups (VOEG)
As facilitators, we promote accountability, understanding, empathy, and forgiveness among those incarcerated in California’s state prisons for doing major harm. Using curriculum from Insight Prison Project, we facilitate rehabilitation and healing in intensive small-group settings with men serving term-to-life sentences.
Remembering Those in Prison
We talk with children and youth about Jesus’ emphasis on staying connected to those in prison. A card-making activity encourages reflection on what to draw, paint, or write on cards that the congregation might then send to incarcerated individuals. Groups of adults and/or youth spend an intensive day or weekend with us to learn basic principles and practices of restorative justice.