Back to RJ Archive

Huikahi Restorative Circles: A public health approach for reentry planning.

Walker, Lorenn
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 173-183.

Hawai’i has been experimenting with a restorative reentry group planning model where incarcerated people apply to meet in a facilitated three-hour process that addresses an individual’s needs for a successful reentry into the community. The process applies current learning theory principles in a self-directed group process that repairs relationships necessary for criminal desistance. The process addresses incarcerated people’s need for reconciliation with their loved ones and unrelated victims — and themselves. Research of small samples out of prison two years are more shows promise for this restorative reentry intervention. (editor’s description)


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now