Source: Washington, DC: Prison Fellowship Ministries

In this article, Tamela Baker profiles Genesee Justice – a restorative justice initiative in Genesee County, New York. The effort began in the early 1980s when the Genesee County sheriff campaigned against building a new prison to seek instead a new approach to dealing with crime. This led to the development of Genesee Justice, a program for sentencing offenders to community service and at the same time including victims in the criminal justice system. Baker highlights the history of the program, types and stories of cases dealt with in the program, its faith-based elements, and challenges and successes in the program.