Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) is a non-profit organization, known world-wide as having started the first Restorative Justice program. We provide services in conflict resolution, group support for persons impacted by sexual trauma, and support for federally sentenced women through a weekly recreation program and Community Connections onsight at Grand Valley Institute for Women.
All of our programs are founded on principles of Restorative Justice, a way of addressing conflict and crime that engages the person who caused the harm, people who were affected by the harm, and the community. Offenders work alongside their victims, to create and agree upon a restorative justice solution to the damage done by their crimes, and where possible, reestablish, refurbish, replenish and resolve the crime through this restoration.
Our programs and subsequent services are made possible through volunteers, donations, individual and public support. Services are available free or for a nominal fee.
CJI Mission Statement
CJI strives to build a safer, more connected community through supporting creative, peaceful solutions in situations of conflict or harm. Restorative Justice principles are at the heart of everything we do. CJI works with you to build a better community. Please visit Community Justice Initiatives online for more information on their programs and services.