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.
Restorative Justice project becomes international! Reaches one million people
JUSTICE MATTERS EVENT SERIES
WHEN WE CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE, WHAT DO WE REALLY MEAN?
LUMINARY PROGRAMS TO INSPIRE REFLECTION & DISCUSSION,
LAUNCHING RJP INTO ITS NEXT DECADES OF SERVICE
August —two weekends:
Aug. 14 & 15 / 20, 21, 22; 7 PM
Judith Sloan’s YO MISS!, Mary Weaver’s Playhouse
Fusing the art of theatre, radio, and music, YO MISS! is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating her art, her life, and the lives of her students. Actress, writer, and radio producer, Judith Sloan, spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. This event is a fundraiser for RJP.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 5-8 PM
Our Signature Event
Expanding the Justice Narrative
Tess Gerritsen, Michael Patrick McDonald
Dinner & Cocktails
Point Lookout, Northport
*Tickets on sale soon--Stay tuned for details.
This event is a fundraiser for RJP.
September 18, 9-Noon
Featuring Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Nancy Torresen
Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court
Introduction by Reade Brower,
publisher & entreprenuer
Judge Torresen will be joined by a group of panelists to explore the justice narrative across multiple settings. Torresen currently serves on the First Circuit Judicial Council, chairs the District Court’s Criminal Law Committee and presides over the District’s first post-sentence re-entry program called SWiTCH (Success with the Court’s Help).
* Tickets on sale soon. Scholarships and CEUs provided.
Additional Events: Save the Date!
- September 22 & 29(time TBD)
Book Group Discussion
@ Belfast Free Library
Returning to the Teachings by Rupert Ross
- November 17 (time & location TBD)
- November 19,5-7 PM:
“This is a justice that is not about getting even, but about getting well. A justice that is not a battle ground but a healing ground. A justice that seeks to transform broken lives, relationships, and communities rather than damage them further."
- Fania Davis, Director of Restorative Justice Oakland Youth