Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, California

February 24, 2015 | by John Kelly | The Chronicle of Social Change

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This piece is Part II of the series “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” by The Chronicle of Social Change. Community Works, a nonprofit restorative justice program based out of Oakland, California, uses community conferencing to foster community solutions to delinquency and decrease recidivism.

This piece is Part II of the series “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” by The Chronicle of Social Change. Community Works, a nonprofit restorative justice program based out of Oakland, California, uses community conferencing to foster community solutions to delinquency and decrease recidivism. The strategy hinges on youth accepting responsibility for their crimes and recognizing the impact of their actions on a victim, the victim’s family, and the community. Click here to learn more about NCCD’s restorative justice work.