Coalitions cover any collaborative group that serves multiple RJ programs or agencies in a given geographical area (states, state, counties, county). By definition, coalitions do not provide direct restorative services to people, as they operate at a higher, wider networking level.
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Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
203 Preservation Park Way, Suite 200
ON THE WEB: http://rjoyoakland.org/
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA SERVED: Nationwide
Criminal Justice - Youth, Schools K-12
OTHER FOCUS AREA:
FOUNDED: Non-profit and for-profit organizations
PRIMARY ACTIVITIES OF COALITION:
Training and presenting to key justice, community, school, and philanthropic stakeholders as well as youth in the Oakland metropolitan area, and influencing policy changes in our schools and juvenile justice system; effectuating a fundamental shift from punitive, zero tolerance approaches to youthful wrongdoing that increase harm toward more restorative approaches that heal it.
PURPOSE / MISSION STATEMENT:
Punitive school discipline and juvenile justice policies activate tragic cycles of violence, incarceration, and wasted lives for youth of color. Founded in 2005, RJOY works to interrupt these cycles by promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches that actively engage families, communities, and systems to repair harm and prevent re-offending. RJOY focuses on reducing racial disparities and public costs associated with high rates of incarceration, suspension, and expulsion. We provide education, training, and technical assistance and collaboratively launch demonstration programs with our school, community, juvenile justice, and research partners.