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.