The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools. Our responses to crime and wrongdoing seek renewal and safety for the community, support and healing for victims and accountability and reintegration of the offender.

2014-15 Volunteer Mentor Trainings and other volunteer activities

 

 

VOLUNTEER TO BECOME A COMMUNITY MENTOR…  

                              BECAUSE WE All DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE

      

 

Upcoming Mentor Trainings in 2014-15

 

Restorative Justice Circle Workshops with Kay Pranis

Restorative Justice Circle Workshops with Kay Pranis

The University of Maine Peace & Reconciliation Studies Program With the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine Presents Spring Trainings for 2015

Greetings! Registration is now open for our Spring 2015 workshops in Restorative School Practices.  See details and registration links below.  There are limited spaces in each workshop so register early to reserve your spot!

Interview on Destination Maine Radio Show

Destination Maine Radio logoListen to an interview by L. Jaye Bell on Destination Maine Radio Show, broadcast on June 8, 2012 with Midcoast Community Chorus Director Mimi Bornstein, and Wendy Watson of the Restorative Justice Project.


Buddy's Story: An Unforgettable Mentoring Experience

 

Buddy’s Story: An Unforgettable Mentoring Experience

By Lincoln County Mentor, Bobsy Dudley Thompson

My most meaningful Restorative Justice mentoring experience involved a pale, thin quiet 18 -year-old prisoner in Two Bridges Jail, Wiscasset, Maine.  He was nearing his court hearing and probation date, one of many in his life.  I’ll call him “Buddy,” (In my home I call him my beloved jail-bird.) my buddy, as in a swimming buddy. You know, someone you keep track of, you stand by him.  You make sure his head is above water, at least most of the time.  We met twice in the cold, gray, airless, metallic arraignment room.  I listened to his stories—he told them haltingly, inarticulately, incomplete mumblings.  Sometimes just a quiet moan or groan.  Usually his head was down, his eyes on his feet.