We are a 501(c) 3, Restorative Justice organization that uniquely combines web-based Victims Services along with our Evidence-Based Offenders Programming to achieve our goals of increasing public safety/reducing crime/saving tax dollars..
After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI) Individuals on probation were
After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI)
After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI)
times less likely to recidivate
of participants showed some level of Empathy regarding harm to their victims
of incarcerated persons taking CJC RJI recidivate between 1-3 years of release
of participants are Engaged/Motivated
31st Tecumseh State Correctional Institution – Tecumseh, NE. Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 21, 2017 * 8% rated the class Good, 92% Excellent!
“It has been the most helpful class for me since I’ve been in prison and know how the victims really felt and how all the people got hurt from my actions”. MJ
“Finding out how I didn’t know anything about victims and what they actually go through. Also how many more people in my life are actually victims.” JR
147th Adult Probation Lincoln, NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 17, 2017 – 70% rated the class Excellent! 30% Good! Job Well Done Larry!
“It helped me understand more how my actions affected more than just the direct victims. ML”
“Helped me to learn how my actions affected my victims and who they were! CW”
148th Adult Probation Lincoln, NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 17, 2017 – 90% rated the class Excellent – 10% Good!
“It helped me understand how I affected not only the victims of my crime but other indirectly as well. KC”
“Taught me about accepting and understanding how my crime affected my community. AW”
18th Adult Probation Norfolk, NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 17, 2017 – 100% rated the class Excellent! Job Well Done Terry!
“It taught me that my action effects thousands and the Emotional Competencies part! TH”
“Made me realize the impact I had on my community emotionally and financially etc.…MN”
60th NE State Penitentiary. Lincoln NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 7, 2017 – 82% rated the class Excellent! 18% Good!
“I learned more about empathy and its place in the healing of our communities.” MT
“Get a better understanding about self and actions and how it affects others especially your victims.” ZG
29th Adult Probation Bellevue, NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 10, 2017 – 73% rated the class Excellent! 27% Good!
“I learned how many victims I really have!” JL
“Helped me to understand how my bad decisions affected my victims, family and community in a negative way.” LE
4th Adult Probation Beatrice, NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 10, 2017 – 80% rated the class Excellent! 20% Good!
“I always knew my decision affected other people but never realized the extent of how many different ways people could be affected.” AW
“I learned the real impact of my actions and also learned how to be more empathetic.” TM
16th Adult Probation So. Sioux City NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 3, 2017 – 64% rated the class Excellent! 36% Good!
“The Domino Effect (all the way victims are harmed), Emotional Hygiene (how to process emotions) and most importantly the $1,000,000 Gift.” CL
“I had more victims than I thought – The Domino Effect and learning how to cash my $1,000,000 check (processing emotions correctly). JG
78th NE Women Prison, York NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 31, 2017 – 100% rated the class Excellent!
“It helped me realize why I get ANGRY so fast and how much I hurt my community.” RJ
“The class required us to think and feel empathy towards our victims.” DH
67th Adult Probation, Omaha NE – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 27, 2017 – 89% rated the class Excellent!
“Helped me pin point my feelings and how I harmed so many “The Domino Effort.” LE
“It helped me pinpoint the extent of just the “Ripple Effect” of how my actions have affected others.” JO
146th Lincoln Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 20 2017 – 33% rated the class Excellent! 67% Good
“Helped me learn a lot about the people I hurt it’s not about me it’s about the victims.” AS
“Gained new insight into how my crime wasn’t a victim-less crime.” JDeB
11th Grand Island Probation -Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 13 2017
“Gave me understanding how many victims are really affected – true understanding on HARM.” JK
“It explained the impact my actions had on so many different people and how I can cope with a lot of emotions (Emotional Hygiene).” DB
16th Hastings, NE Probation -Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 13 2017
“I had no idea about the impact I had and how many victims there are. Also the tools to use on how to cash that $1,000,000 check! (Emotional Hygiene)” JE
“Made me realize the impact on my victims. Also how to better handle tough situations better and it expanded my view on victims I hurt and “The Domino Effect” all the way victims are harmed and damaged.” JK
14th Lexington Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class May 6, 2017. 83% rated the class Excellent! 16% Good
“I learned a lot about the Emotional, Physical, Financial, Spiritual pain I caused my community by my actions.” KD
“Opened my eyes onto who I truly HARMED and an insight into Restorative Justice.” JP
145th Lincoln Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 29, 2017 – 100% rated the class Excellent!
“It helped me understand my ANGER and helped break the cycle so my daughter don’t go down the same path. Learning about The Gift $1,000,000 Check and how to take out the shit! (Emotional Hygiene)” NH
“Helped me with understanding victims harms and impact.” LO
“The workshop was AWESOME! – Very informative!” SD
49th Lincoln Correctional Center – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 26, 2017- 72% rated the class Excellent with 28%Good!
“Understanding the victims and the impact of my HARM.”
“It helped me know about my victims and ANGER.” KO
66th CJC Omaha, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 22, 2017 82% Rated Excellent!
“It was AMAZING!” KB
“Learning about EMOTIONAL HYGIENE and how to channel my emotions on certain situations and it helped me understand the effects my harm had on my community and the people around me.” BB
“It helped me understand who my victims are and how I harmed them. It helps me understand my ANGER and what emotions it’s linked too.” JG
17th Norfolk, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 22, 2017 83%of class participates rated the class Excellent with 17%Good!
“I had a fairly good idea that my DUI has impacted a lot people but this really opened my eyes more and stressed the “The Domino Effect” (how victims I really harm in many ways)” KS
“I discovered just how many victims was in my crime.” BH
“I realized how many people are affected by my mess ups.” TZ
5th North Platte, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 15, 2017 50% of class participates rated the class Excellent with 50%Good!
“Taught me all about what I did not understand as far as who my victims were.” SK
“It really helped identify who the actual victims were and to see how many indirect victims there are.” ZH
144th Lincoln, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 15, 2017 88% of class participates rated the class Excellent with 11% Good!
“Showed how to see my actions and how they affect others. It’s a great course. Would love to see this used in more places – schools etc” DMc
“I will instill these steps and information (emotional hygiene) into my live! This was extremely interactive to my growth.” SW
4th Broken Bow, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class April 8, 2017
“Made me understand how my crimes affect victims, myself and everyone else.” MT
“It brought to light how to work with my ANGER ISSUES better.” JV
59th Nebraska State Penitentiary – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class Mar 29, 2017 80% of class participates rated the class Excellent with 20% Good!
“Helped me understand the damage and hurt I caused my victims”. LR
“I learned how my crime (HARM) affected others and The Gift – The $1,000,000 check – (how to process emotions – Emotional Hygiene)”. JW
65th Omaha, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class Mar 25, 2017 – 100% of class participates rated the class Excellent!
“It helped me to realize there are more victims impacted by my poor choices than I was aware of before class. The circle of victim’s worksheet it really open my eyes to how victims were impacted by my poor choices and who all was affected by them.” SW
“Helped me to understand the impact of my crime on the whole community.” GMcG
48th Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln NE – Victims Impact/Empathy Class Mar 22, 2017 Class Size: 8 Participants – 100% rated the class Excellent!
“Helped me understand how I impacted all the victims directly and indirectly also helped me understand easily about all the victims that were hurt.” CR
“To realize how many people are really affected by my crime.” RS
142nd Lincoln, NE Probation – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class Mar 18, 2017 Great Job Larry!
“I opened my mind to understanding what exactly how my crime effected my victims and community (physical, emotionally, financially and spiritually because of my actions.“ JC
“It was very insightful on how all my crime affected so many people in my community that I had never thought about.” SL
76th NE Women Prison York, NE. Victims Impact/Empathy Class – Mar 15, 2017 – 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent!
“I learned more about my core feelings and victims. (Emotional Hygiene – the $1,000,000 check!)” DG
“I learned how I affected others by my crime”. AB “Helped me understand who I hurt”. JM
3rd Beatrice, NE Probation CJC Victims Impact/Empathy Life Skill Class. Mar. 11, 2017
“It helped me to earn more about who my victims were. Also that I am important and will not lose my value.” JB
“Got more info in my head that my actions affected others.” MD
28th Bellevue, NE Probation CJC Victims Impact/Empathy Life Skill Class. Mar. 11, 2017
“This workshop helped me to understand who I hurt with my actions!” AS
“It taught me great Decision Making skills – I also understand how I affected my community directly and indirectly.” AT
75th NE Prison for Women – Feb 22, 2017 CJC Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skill Class
“I learned important and key info about my “Emotional Hygiene” and realizing the actual impact I had on my victims.” BH
“I learned how my actions harmed my direct and indirect victims and all the ways I hurt them.” JB
63 Omaha, NE Probation – Jan 28, 2017 – Victims Impact/Empathy & Life Skills Class
“Good information on dealing with Victims Impact and Emotional Hygiene; the “Emotional Mess” feelings will be helpful and used a lot!” BN
“It helped me to truly break down and understand how drinking and driving impact society (community).” EK
140 Lincoln, NE Probation – Jan 21, 2017 Victims Impact/Empathy & Life Skills Class
“Helped me resolve my ANGER in different ways –I hope you implement this class in school systems all over the world.” JM
“Just was packed with information how victims are impacted emotionally, financially and spirituality and control was taken away from them”. JF
“Learning about how my crime effected so many people. Hearing that my Emotional Hygiene is caused for crime.” -KH
“Open my eyes to feeling instead of being mad. Keep up the class focus on youth so they can live a happy life.” -PM
The Community Justice Story is Now a Book!
This quick read sheds insight into how the author’s choices influenced his life journey into cocaine addiction, violence, crime and eventually his incarceration. In prison, the author was given a powerful gift that changed his course in life. Jim shares that gift through an innovative program he created to address the needs of crime victims, offenders, and the community. He believes that by CHANGING THE LANGUAGE within our criminal justice system, we can reduce crime. When a crime is committed we need to ask not only, “What laws were broken and how are we going to punish the offender?” but also, “What harm was done and who is responsible for repairing that harm?” Just by changing the language a little, offender’s accountability is realized much faster, and the needs of victims are elevated and addressed first, not as a secondary thought.