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Could Oakland become a restorative justice city?

July 25, 2010

….A good number of the pieces are there already, in programs like RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth). The Santa Cruz article describes excellent programs for teenagers who have committed crimes: like the kid who broke into a math tutor’s car and after restorative justice circles the car owner ended up tutoring the teen to help him through school. But is there a vision for how an entire city can gradually extricate itself from the prison-industrial complex in favor of a different model of justice? It takes time to learn the skills required to make restorative justice work.

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