September 30, 2016

Transformative Justice


Transformative justice acknowledges the lack of justice in our current system of policing and incarceration, as well as the institutionalized inequality in our economy, major institutions, housing, and political machine. It means working with both victims and perpetrators, not only to undo a specific harm, but also to help all involved understand why the harm occurred, its historical precedent, and strategies through which we can transform the status quo to ensure a more just future for everyone.

Our Work:

  • Educating youth and families around the history and current state of institutionalized inequity, especially along lines of race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation
  • Working with both victims and perpetrators to ensure that all parties feel heard and have concrete strategies to transcend the harm committed
  • One-on-one work with youth and families to better understand the negative dynamics at play in their lives and communities and how to overcome them
  • Facilitating discussion around the meaning of transformational justice and how to promote it in our families & communities
  • Demanding changes in institutions that push us in the direction of equality and justice

We use our own curriculum but draw a lot on the work done by Project NIA.