The Community Justice Center (CJC) is the leading Restorative Justice practitioner and educator in the State of Nebraska.  We offer unique evidence-based Victim Impact/Empathy peer programming that inspires offenders and helps participants understand whom their victims are and the true extent of the harm they caused their victims and communities.  We utilize  Restorative Justice Practices to habilitate offenders while holding them accountable for their actions.  We reduce recidivism rates for a better, safer, and more cost effective criminal justice system. 

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More than 5,000 Restorative Justice participants have taken CJC courses

We are: Victims, Offenders, Families, and Allies who partnering with peers, professionals, and institutions work to implement Restorative Justice practices in our communities.

The Community Justice Center provides Victim Impact/Empathy Life Skills classes in 10 Nebraska Probation Districts, 5 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services facilities, and the Douglas County Jail.

84th NE Correctional Center for Women, York NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 4, 2018 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent! 17% Good with 67% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  

“Helped me see how my behaviors affected everybody direct and indirectly involved.” SM

“Learning that it’s not all about me.  It’s truly is about my victim in all areas! “ KMcC

162nd Lincoln Adult Probation – Lincoln, NE.  “Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 21, 2018 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 63% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.                               

“Didn’t know how far my actions hurt the community.”  JW   

“Helped me to accept my role in my situation and help me to learn the Gift ($1,000.000 Check! – how to process emotions).” GB  

68th NE State Penitentiary – Lincoln, NE   “Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 18, 2018 * 86% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 40% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  

“It helps a person diagnose how important the really are in your case and how what you did affected everyone around you.”  JT                                                                                                

“This workshop has given me more tools (Hygiene Tech) to use in life.”  SW  

68th NE State Penitentiary – Lincoln, NE   “Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 18, 2018 * 86% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 40% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  

“It helps a person diagnose how important the really are in your case and how what you did affected everyone around you.”  JT                                                                                                

“This workshop has given me more tools (Hygiene Tech) to use in life.”  SW  

20th Fremont (So Sioux City) Adult Probation – Lincoln, NE.  “Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 21, 2018 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 80% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.                               

“I would recommend this class for anybody that has ever caused harm to others.” CI 

“Helped me realize all the people that are affected because of my crime.” DC

1st CJC Omaha Correctional CenterCrime Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class   March 27, 2018 * 63% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.

Helps to realize the “Domino Effect” (all the damage to victims) and how many victims you actually have. The great information on how to realize how many people you actually hurt.    BG

16th Tecumseh State Corr. Institution, Tecumseh, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   April 17, 2018 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 80% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  

“Everything – learning the $1,000,000 check (Emotional Hygiene) and victim impact.”  PB.                                  

“Helped me to better understand my continued responsibility and to stay on my path of giving back (repairing harm).” CG  

15th  CJC Restorative Justice – Crime Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) Class”  March 13, 2018  95%showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.

It made me understand my behaviors and emotional hygiene and how to use the tools of the victim impact class to assist me with solving my problems.” AJ

“It was the first time anyone has encouraged me to feel remorse for my victims, and helped me gain and use the tools to do so.” JJ   

82nd Restorative Justice –“Crime Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills” class at NCCW on Feb 21 2018.  100% came away with insight into their “Emotional Hygiene” (how to process emotions), know who their victims really are, understanding the harms/damages they victims/communities suffered due to their decision making and behaviors.

 “It help me become a better person – make better choices – to be a better mother.  BT    

 “I no longer see myself as a “VICTIM” JL                  

58th Lincoln Correctional Center Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 21, 2018 * 86% of class participants rated the class “Excellent!”   90% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.   50% Gained insight into understanding processing their emotions – Better Decision Making skills.

“Victim’s outlook was expressed clearly.  I can define Restorative Justice and I know who my victims are now!!”   TT

“It taught me to think about how my crime affected others.  I understand what this program is about and how I traumatized my victims.”   TM

67th Nebraska State Penitentiary Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 20, 2018 * 75% showing some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  40% Gained insight into understanding processing their emotions – Better Decision Making skills.

“I learned how victims are impacted by my criminal lifestyle and behaviors.”  KM

“To understand how my victims is #1!”  AR

19th Lexington, NE – Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 3, 2018              60% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  80% Gained insight into understanding their sources of ANGER and/or processing their emotions (better Decision Making).

 “This was the best class that I have ever taken.  Gave me tools ($1,000,000 Check processing feelings).”   RD  

 “I liked the “Emotional Hygiene” technique (the $1,000,000 Gift how to process emotions) it taught me about ANGER.”  SI 

 

57th Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 7/8, 2018 * 80% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  60% Gained insight into understanding their sources of ANGER and/or processing their emotions (better Decision Making).

 “Very helpful!  It showed me how to process my emotions and solve problems in a healthy matter.  It also showed how I hurt my victims and how I can write a proper apology letter.”  RC    

 “It gave insight on how many people I harmed.  Where I thought it was one – I realized it was many more.”  DS 

19th So. Sioux City, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 10, 2018 * 90% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  50% Gained insight into understanding processing their emotions – Better Decision Making skills.

 “Learned more today than I have in years.  Emotional Hygiene – processing emotions, never realized the “Domino Effect”(all the ways victims are harmed). DG 

“Made me see the whole picture of a victim and what the impact of the crime.”  RR

29th Columbus, NE – Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 3, 2018 * 82% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.  91% rated the class “Excellent!”

“Taught me a lot of why I do what I do and the impact it has on other people.” DM  

 “It helped me understand my impact. The way it made me think of my actions, and how they affect everyone.”  CC  

10th North Platte, NE – Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   March 3, 2018 * 80% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community.   

“It gave me a better outlook and better understanding that just how many victims can be in a harm.”  TB 

“It helped me to have a better look on who I had harmed and how it gave me tools I can use to better understand the extent of what I have done.”  DS 

 

15th Grand Island (Adult Probation) – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Feb 10, 2018 * 93% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  7% Good.   

 “Helped me realize how people and society is impacted by crime and realizing how people are victimized – “The Domino Effect.” I really like the “Emotional Hygiene.” SO 

 “Victims and how we affect them for life!  It’s not just about us.”  CC 

 

21st Hastings, NE (Adult Probation) – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Feb 10, 2018 * 69% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  31% Good.   

 “Made me aware of how many people I affected (harmed) by my decisions.”  LG              

 “I learned that my actions I impacted more people than I thought “Domino Effect” TT  

 

56th Lincoln Correctional Center (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Feb 7/8, 2018 * 83% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  17% Good.    

 “Showed me exactly who the real victims were and the precise way to apologies.” BC  

 “It has helped me realize who was really the victims in my case and in my life are.” WS  

 

18th Lexington, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Jan. 6, 2018 * 86% of class participants rated the class Excellent! 14% Good!  

 “Best class I’ve ever taken!”  JM       

 ”Helped me understand who my victims are (both direct and indirect). Helped me understand my ANGER where it comes from.  Learning what Restorative Justice is.” GS  

54th Lincoln Correctional Center Restrictive Housing Unit C – Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Jan. 3-4, 2018 * 80% rated the class Excellent! 20% Good!  

“It helped me learn new ways to control my ANGER.” AB  

 “It pointed out what my harms were and how it affected more than just my victims.  It also pointed out that my actions has a bigger victims more than I thought.”  LP

64th Nebraska State Penitentiary – Housing Unit 2 – Lincoln, NE.  CJC Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Dec 23, 2017 * 73% of class participants rated the class Excellent! 18% Good and 9% Fair.

“How my crime hurt the community and this was the first program that I have took since the 3 years since I been locked up and I liked it.”  XG

“I learned how to have empathy for others and how important forgiveness is and the knowledge that was give and learning about empathy.”  WM  

22nd Norfolk, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills ClassDec 16, 2017 * 85% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  15% Good – Great Job Terry! 

 “It taught me how my actions can effect a lot of people.” JG  

 “In helping to realize that my actions effected more people than I thought. The Domino Effect”  RT

155th Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills ClassDec 16, 2017 * 80% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  20% Good. 

 “How our crimes were link and effected victims, families and communities.” JS

  “It helped me identity where my problems come from (Emotional Hygiene).” CC  

18th So. Sioux City, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills ClassDec 9, 2017 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent!  Great Job Terry!

 “It’s an amazing course that definitely pin points what happened to victims and how to stay out of trouble.”  SR 

 “I learned victims can be hurt in many ways more than I thought.”  NV  

53rd Lincoln Correctional Center (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Dec 6, 2017 * 75% of inmates rated the class Excellent!  25% Good.   

 “Very effective – learned to be remorseful and see victims other than myself and feel for that person.  Able to define my problems and process my emotions!”  RS

 “I gain a lot from the program I’ve tested it and it works and I really, really enjoyed it and realize a lot about myself how to process my actions and feelings (Emotional Hygiene Technique).”  MB 

      

8th North Platte, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Dec 2, 2017 * 77% of class participates rated the class Good with 2% Excellent! 

 “Showed me that I’m not the victim of my crime, that my actions hurt other people.” JD  

 “Learned how I impacted more people than I thought, learned how to write an appropriate apology letter.” RH  

14th Grand Island, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Dec 2, 2017 * 15% of class participates rated the class Good with 85% Excellent! 

 “Getting to know who my real victims were and helped me learn new was to cope with my addiction.” RC  

 “Made me see who were my true victims and gave me tools ($1,000,000 Gift – Emotional Hygiene) to use.” RRA

      

28th Columbus, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Dec 2, 2017 * 100% of class participates rated the class Excellent! 

 “I learned how my actions affected not only me but my community.”  AF

 “It helped me understand how I impacted my victims and many physical and emotional things I need to be aware of.”  JH 

      

154th Lincoln, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Nov 18, 2017 * 8% of class participates rated the class Good with 92% Excellent! 

“Helped me realize how I do have victims and how actions effected them.” PB  

 “It helped me to learn how to take responsibility for how I played a role in the crimes that I have committed and how to not repeat the same behaviors.”  ND  

19th Hastings, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Nov 4, 2017 *  100% of class participates rated the class Excellent!   Great Job Terry!

 “Taught me how much I really did to people and how many I hurt.”  JK   

 “It taught me about what it really means to be a victim and learning “The Domino Effect” (all the harms people/communities go through)”    JP  

6th Beatrice Adult Probation Beatrice, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 28, 2017 * 40% of class participates rated the class Excellent with 60% rating it Good.  Great Job Larry.

 “It helps me with ANGER.”  NW  

Not only did it help inform you about the victims and the $1,000,000 Gift (Emotional Hygiene – how to processing emotions) GW     

52nd Lincoln Correctional Center (Restrictive Housing Unit) Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Nov 2, 2017 * 100% of class participates rated the class Excellent! 

 “Helped me learn about how I harmed my victims and learn The Gift $1,000,000 check (how to process emotions).”  SH

 “It taught me all the skills (Emotional Hygiene) I need to change my mindset, control and understand my emotions and my reaction to issues.” MP      

63rd Nebraska State Pen. Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 25, 2017 * 89% rated the class Excellent with 100% increasing their insight and empathy into the harm they caused their victims and communities.

 “This help me more than anger management.The $1,000,000 Check (processing emotions) and the Bonus Gift about anger (understanding where anger truly comes from).Taught me how to heal with what I’ve done and who I hurt.” JL 

 “The workshop helped me realize the overall harm my crime caused the victims and my families.”  RH 

153rd Lincoln Adult Probation, Lincoln, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 21, 2017 * 66% rated the class Excellent!    

“The $1,000,000 Check (Emotional Hygiene – processing emotions correctly).” CM    

 “Taught me I have 100’s of victims.” SM

21st Norfolk Adult Probation, Norfolk, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 21, 2017 * 83% rated the class Excellent.  Great Job Terry!

 “How to deal with emotions – think about the victims that have been hurt”.  ND 

 “I learned “The Domino Effect” and how my actions effected way more people then I realized”.  KL   

81st  NE Center for Women, York, NE – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 18, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!     

“Learned about how my crime IMPACTED (“The Domino Effect”) everybody.”  KF  

“I learned about how I hurt others in my community (drug offensives).” JM. 

6th O’Neil, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 7, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!  

“Best workshop I’ve been to while on Drug Court and “The Domino Effect” helped me realize the extent of the damage I have caused, Spiritual, Financial and Emotionally not only to my family but to the community as well.” KH 

 “Victims class was helpful enjoyed the $1,000,000 check presentation (Emotional Hygiene) with the “Domino Effect” analogy (how I harmed my victims).”  CD  

 

 

18th Hasting, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Oct 14, 2017 * 82% rated the class Excellent!  Great Job Larry!

“Made me more aware of the collateral damaged I caused by my actions.” BJ       

 “Helped me to become aware of everyone I affected with my crimes I committed.” MW    

 

13th Gering, NE- Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Sept 30, 2017 * 54% rated the class Good with 46% Excellent!   

“Learning about my “Emotional Hygiene” (how to process emotions).” KV  

 “It helped with identify who I hurt and how I hurt my victims.” NL

Grand Island, NE – 13th CJC Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Sept 30, 2017 * 100% of class participants rated the class Excellent!   

“To help me realize how I effected the community.” AC  

“Put the victims of my crime in perspective.”  JT 

20th Norfolk, NE- Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” Sept 23, 2017 * 17% rated the class Good with 83% Excellent!   

“Helped me realize what I’ve done wrong and helped me accept responsibility.”  DM   

 “It helped me understand my victim’s pain.  Helped me believe in myself.”  DS  

17th So Sioux City – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Sept 16, 2017 * 11% rated the class Good with 89% rated it Excellent!    

“I didn’t realize how many victims were impacted with my bad choices.”  NP 

“Teaching me “The Domino Effect” (how many people I hurt and all the harms) helped me understand how my crime has impacted the community.”  JO 

1st Lincoln Corr. Center – Restrictive Housing Unit – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Sept 13/14, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!   

“Helped me learn and understand that I have more than one victim and how to apologize to my victims.  Also I learned how to deal with my ANGER.”  LP  

 “I learned to be more sympathetic.  I also learned ANGER is a secondary feeling.  I also learned how to write an effective apology letter.”  FJ

1st Lincoln Corr. Center – Restrictive Housing Unit – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”  Sept 9, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!   

“Helped me learn and understand that I have more than one victim and how to apologize to my victims.  Also I learned how to deal with my ANGER.”  LP  

 “I learned to be more sympathetic.  I also learned ANGER is a secondary feeling.  I also learned how to write an effective apology letter.”  FJ

27th Columbus, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Sept 9, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!   

“Learned who my victims were! Also like the My Circle of Victims (Domino Effect – how people and communities are damaged by crime)” JW 

“The $1,000,000 check emotional competence (Hygiene tool).  I believe this is an incredible valuable method”.   CS 

30th NE City, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Sept 9, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!   

“I understand more of my actions and how they have harmed others.”  SH 

 “Helped me realize who the actual victims of my crime were and how my crime affected them.”  JB

7th No Platte, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Sept 2, 2017 * 25% rated the class Good with 75% Excellent!  

“It taught me a lot about my victims how I hurt them and a lot about myself.” TH   

“I learned a lot about how I impacted my victims.” KF  

16th Lexington, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class”   Sept 2, 2017 * 10% rated the class Good with 90% Excellent!  

It gave me knowledge on who I affected and that my victims are endless and often pushed a side! MC  

It helped me gain more knowledge about controlling my emotions (Emotional Hygiene). JK  

62nd NE State Pen – Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class     August 30, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!    

“Helped me to understand the amount of people effected by my crime.” BG  

 “I am now able to understand how I affected people with my actions.” OS  

19th Norfolk, NE Adult Probation – Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class   August 26, 2017  *  100% rated the class Excellent!    

“We learned about how our actions affect others and to stop and think before  we act and no crime is victim-less.” JG  

“Helped me understand the full “Domino Effect” (harm I caused) of my actions.” CW 

80th NE Women Prison York, NE – Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class   August 23, 2017  *  100% rated the class Excellent!  

“Learning about the six (6) core feelings (steps to processing them – cleaning up my Emotional Hygiene) and how ANGER is always a secondary emotion.”  JB

“It gave me a better understanding of the impact I had on my victims.” SK 

150th  Lincoln, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  August 19, 2017  *  80% rated the class Excellent with 20% Good

 “It identified what a victim is also how my actions affected the community and The $1,000,000 Check (how to make better decisions – via Emotional Hygiene)” RM 

 “I have a better understand of what and who are really my victims.” RG

151st  Lincoln, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  August 19, 2017  *  83% rated the class Excellent with 17% Good

 “Helped me realize how many victims I actually affected.” CJ 

“I now understand the “Domino Effect” (how I harmed my victims) and others.  I can use these tools ($1,000,000 Check and Emotional Hygiene) to improve my life and my children’s.” RM 

5th Beatrice, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  August 19, 2017  *  84% rated the class Excellent with 16% Good

 “It was helpful with explaining how there are multiple victims in any situation.” EJ  

“Gained a better understanding and new insight on the effects of my actions on others.” DW

4th Lincoln, NE Diversion Services  Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class   August 19, 2017  *  100% rated the class Excellent! 

 “Understanding what victims go through (Domino Effects).” AS   

“How my choices start a “Domino Effect” that effects/harms victims.” CH

25th York, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  August 12, 2017  *  86% rated the class Excellent with 14% Good

 “Learning how my secure up affected so many people and how costly it is.” DJ

“Learning how my actions affected more people than just myself.”  LU

17th Hastings, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  August 5, 2017  *  90% rated the class Excellent with 10% Good

 “I learned many new tools to help me better manage my emotions (Emotional Hygiene – $1,000,000 Check) and help me better understand how I impacted the many victims including my community.”   VL

“Understand ANGER and the $1,000,000 Check (Emotional Hygiene).”   ND

5th Broken Bow, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  July 29, 2017  *  88% rated the class Excellent with 12% Good!

 Taught me ways to maintain my ANGER and taught me about the “Domino Effect”(all the damage victims suffer) and how to keep up good behaviors”.  IC  

“It helped me learn how much of a burden it (crime) has on victims (Physically, Emotionally, Financially and Spiritually.” AT

15th Lexington, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class July 1, 2017 * 80% rated the class Excellent!  10% Good.  

“Understanding the victims and all the harms.” RS       

“I learned a lot about who I impacted with my crimes – how to write a letter of apology –  how to deal with ANGER better!”    DK

79th NE Correction Center for Women – Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class   July 19, 2017  *  100% rated the class Excellent! 

 “How I impacted the community not just my family – “The Ripple Effect”. RG 

“Learned valuable tools to stay out of prison.”  CT   

12th Grand Island, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class July 8, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent! 

Talking about Emotional Hygiene – how to process emotions.” KJ

 It taught me Restorative Justice and about crime victims”. AW

25th Columbus, NE Adult Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class  July 15, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent! 

Helped me to understand how I affected the victims and all the others my choices have affected.” WMc

 “It showed me who is the victims and how each are impacted.” MZ

61st NE State Penitentiary – Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class June 28, 2017 * 89% rated the class Excellent! with 11% Good.  

“Thank you Jim; you opened my eyes and this is something I will use throughout my life  and I’ll never forget this.  Thanks”  JO

“It identified to me the ways the community is my victim.”  BB

24th Seward Probation Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy Class June 24, 2017 * 100% rated the class Excellent!  

“Understanding how many victims are affected.” SR           

“The workshop helped me to understand how my ANGER stems from and how I can use it with my family.”  SC 

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 

The Community Justice Center (CJC) is a 501(c) 3, Restorative Justice organization that uniquely combines victim services along with our evidence-based programming to achieve our goals of increasing public safety/reducing crime/saving tax dollars.
The Community Justice Center (CJC) offers institutional and community programming that serves the needs of victims, offenders, and the community.

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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.

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