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National and State Policy and Legislative Advocacy & Community Restorative Justice Movement Building
While the modern day community restorative justice movement continues to evolve at the state and community levels, jurisdictions have addressed justice system concerns with policy and legislative agendas. These actions have lead to a response to crime and established a balance between the needs of the victims, offenders and community.
The goal of the advocacy coalition is to advocate for legislative and policy directives that further community restorative justice principles and practices at the community, state and national levels. Identified priorities include, but are not limited to:
In addition, and equally important, is the propelling of the national community restorative justice movement in a coordinated fashion, with objectives and actions that are cooperatively administered and shared that underpin the great work happening nationwide and supporting stronger cohesion therein and that recognize the key role our local communities play in this movement.
Molly Rowan Leach and Dr. Sandra Pavelka will serve as lead facilitators for this national coalition and will coordinate and host tele-convenings and steward collaborative actions and follow through towards the above-stated goals.
Kelly McGrath was a key catalyst in this coalition’s early stages and continues to play a role as a contributor and guide--thank you, Kelly! Also advising and participating is Mike Gilbert, Executive Director of the NACRJ. (nacrj.org)
Molly Rowan Leach:
Dr. Sandra Pavelka:
Curious about restorative justice legislation in other states? Take a look through our archive:
Thanks to the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Coalition and Communities for Restorative Justice for their leadership in this initiative!