CCJ empowers Elkhart County by using Restorative Justice to heal the harm caused by crime, strengthen conflict resolution skills, and engage a stronger community. The Center for Community Justice is rooted in the principles of Restorative Justice, assisting Elkhart County through Restorative Mediation and Facilitation, Restorative Reentry work and Restorative Training.
The basic principles of Restorative Justice are:
• Wrong doing/misconduct is in reality a violation of people and interpersonal relationships.
• Violating relationships results in obligations to repair the harm created.
• These obligations need to be met in order for people to move forward in a healthy way.
It’s that time of the year when we remember most of all those whom we hold near and dear! Yes, the excellent opportunity to celebrate with Wellfield Botanic Gardens, the Giving Tree Project at Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Event! Phew! We at Center for Community Justice (CCJ) are excited by the grace, the beauty, the expression of hope, love, and safety in our community as exhibited by this event. For those of you who know us, you know that we create safe neighborhoods by providing pathways to healing for those in need. Yes, and we are excited, absolutely excited by the beauty that emanates from our tree! We invite all of our Champions to come out and share in the experience of walking, living and talking in the brightness of these glorious lights. Please join us on Friday, December 14th, 2018 between 6:00 – 8:00 PM as we celebrate the winter wonders of this season! Happy holidays from us to you!