Guest Commentary: ‘Restorative Justice’ Program has Become a Vital Tool for Public

Guest Commentary: ‘Restorative Justice’ Program has Become a Vital Tool for Public

December 12, 2014 | by Fania E. Davis | Contra Costa Times

While many Americans are questioning their trust in law enforcement, residents and police officers in Oakland, California, are sitting down together in healing circles and creating relationships. It’s just one example of many in Oakland, which is emerging as a national leader in incorporating restorative justice practices into structural institutions such as schools and the juvenile justice system.

While many Americans are questioning their trust in law enforcement, residents and police officers in Oakland, California, are sitting down together in healing circles and creating relationships. It’s just one example of many in Oakland, which is emerging as a national leader in incorporating restorative justice practices into structural institutions such as schools and the juvenile justice system. Read about the positive changes made in Oakland through restorative justice—and NCCD’s involvement in the work—in this article by Fania E. Davis, co-founder and executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth.