REPAIRING HARM, RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,
It's all about community!
Alternative Restorative Communities, LLC, (ARC) was formed with the goal of reducing the racial and ethnic disparity in the juvenile justice system through the use of restorative practices. We work primarily with youth, both in detention and in the community. Building community connections between our young people and the members of their community deepens their capacity for empathy and prevents recidivism. It's absolutely the best thing we can do for the future of us all!
YOUNG PEOPLE SERVED
SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM COMPLETIONS
WHY OUR PROGRAM MATTERS
A referral to ARC marks the beginning of personal transformation and change. Trained community members accompany the referred young person on a journey of accountability and insight. Taking responsibility for their actions, creates empathy and empowers the young person to put things right.
Everything that was a part of their old world remains a part of their new world. The difference being they now have a more enlightened understanding of the experience.
Young people remain in the community, increase their community connections by being matched with a trained community member, they stay in school, and the community interrupts the cycle of entry into the juvenile justice system!