Corktown restorative justice: Community wholeness
from the website of Restorative Justice Group & Center:
The Corktown restorative justice group was initiated following the October 2010 beating of one homeless member of the Corktown community by a resident member. Charges were brought in that case and a trial in that case is anticipated by year’s end. But in the wake of the incident, concerned that this represented a pattern of violence and harassment against street folks, some 40 people gathered to explore alternative forms of community justice.
Since that time a number of things have been accomplished:
….9) Guests at Manna Meal developed a Kitchen and Street Code for posting and circulation among themselves.
Neighborhood and Kitchen Peace Code
This is posted in the kitchen and soon to be circulated on street “business” cards:
- Be respectful of one another
- Watch out for each other
- Pick up behind yourself and others in neighborhood and kitchen.
- Help cool down arguments.
- Be a good neighbor in the hood.
- This is our community and kitchen.
Check out the site.