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. Below is a video produced by our friends at Brave New Films explaining Restorative Justice programming. (Video is used with permission from Brave New Films)

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.

After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI) Individuals on probation were

After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI)

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After CJC Restorative Justice Intervention (RJI)

times less likely to recidivate

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of participants showed some level of Empathy regarding harm to their victims

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of incarcerated persons taking CJC RJI recidivate between 1-3 years of release

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of participants are Engaged/Motivated

More than 6,000 Restorative Justice participants have taken CJC courses
We are: Victims, Offenders, Families, and Allies who are partnering with peers, professionals, and institutions. Working towards implementing 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.

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Correctional Center for Women
84th Street – York, NE  
April 4, 2018  100% of participants rated the class excellent and 17% rated the class good. With 67% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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!”
-KMC

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
162nd Street – Lincoln, NE
April 21, 2018  100% of participants rated the class excellent! With 63% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
State Penitentiary
68th Street – Lincoln, NE 
April 18, 2018  86% of participants rated the class excellent! With 40% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
State Penitentiary
68th Street – Lincoln, NE 
April 18, 2018  86% of class participants rated the class excellent! With 40% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
Fremont Street – Lincoln, NE  
April 21, 2018  100% of class participants rated the class Excellent! With 80% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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

                      

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Omaha Correctional Center
Omaha, Nebraska
March 27, 2018 – 63% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
16th Street – Tecumseh, NE
April 17, 2018 100% of class participants rated the class excellent! With 80% showing some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
CJC Restorative Justice
15th Street -Lincoln
March 13, 2018 – 
95% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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   

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW)
82nd Street – York, NE 
February 21, 2018 – 100% came away with insight into their emotional hygiene (how to process emotions) and, showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and community.   
“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                  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center
58th Street – Lincoln, NE
March 21, 2018  86% of participants rated the class excellent! 90% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and community. 50% gained insight into understanding,  processing and handling 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska State Penitentiary
67th Street – Lincoln, NE
March 20, 2018  75% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and community.   
40%
gained insight into understanding, processing, and handling 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lexington Adult Probation
19th Street – Lexington, NE
March 3, 2018 – gained insight into understanding, processing and handling their emotions (better decision making skills). 
“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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center
57th Street – Lincoln, NE
March 7/8, 2018  80% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and community. 60% gained insight into understanding, processing and handling their emotions  (better decision making skills).
“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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Adult Probation

19th South Sioux City, NE 
March 10, 2018  90% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and community. 50% gained insight into understanding, processing and handling 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Columbus Adult Probation 

29th Street – Columbus, NE 
March 3, 2018 – 82% showed some level of empathy and/or insight in the effects their actions on their victims/community. With 91% rating the class eexcellent!
“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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
North Platte Adult Probation
10th Street – North Platte, NE
March 3, 2018  80% showed some level of empathy and/or insight into their actions and the harmful effects they have caused the victim/s and 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Grand Island Adult Probation
15th Street – Grand Island, NE  
February 10, 2018 93% of participants rated the class excellent and 7% rated the class 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Hastings Adult Probation
21st Street – Hastings, NE 
Feb 10, 2018  69% of participants rated the class excellent and 31% rated it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center
56th Street (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Lincoln, NE
 Feb 7/8, 2018  83% of participants rated the class excellent and 17% rated the class 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lexington Adult Probation
18th Street – Lexington, NE
Jan. 6, 2018 – 86% of class participants rated the class excellent and 14% rated it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center 
54th Street Lincoln, NE  (Restrictive Housing Unit C)
Jan. 3-4, 2018  80% rated the class excellent and 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska State Penitentiary

64th Street (Housing Unit 2) – Lincoln, NE 
Dec 23, 2017  73% of class participants rated the class excellent with 18% rating it good and 9% rating it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice 

22nd Street – Norfolk, NE
Dec 16, 2017  85% of class participants rated the class excellent and 15% rated it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
155th Street – Lincoln, NE
Dec 16, 2017  80% of class participants rated the class excellent and 20% rated the class 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice

18th Street -South Sioux City, NE
Dec 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center
53rd Street (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Lincoln, NE 
Dec 6, 2017  75% of inmates rated the class excellent and 25% rated it 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        

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
North Platte Adult Probation
8th Street – North Platte, NE
Dec 2, 2017 – 77% of participates rated the class good with 2% rating it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Grand Island Adult Probation
14th Street – Grand Island, NE
Dec 2, 2017 15% of participates rated the class good with 85% rating it 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       

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Columbus Adult Probation
28th Street – Columbus, NE
Dec 2, 2017 – 100% of 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 
      

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Victims Impact – Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
154th Street – Lincoln, NE
Nov 18, 2017 – 8% of participates rated the class good with 92% rating it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Hastings Adult Probation
19th Street – Hastings, NE
Nov 4, 2017  100% of 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  

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Victims Impact – Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Beatrice Adult Probation
6th Street – Beatrice, NE
Oct 28, 2017 – 40% of  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     

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center

52nd Street (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Lincoln, NE
November 2, 2017  100% of 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      

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska State Penitentiary
63rd Street – Lincoln, NE
Oct 25, 2017  89% of particepants rated the class excellent. 100% of participants had increased 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
153rd Street – Lincoln, NE
Oct 21, 2017  66% of the participants rated the class excellent!     “The $1,000,000 Check (emotional hygiene – processing emotions correctly).” -CM
“Taught me I have 100’s of victims.” -SM

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Norfolk Adult Probation
21st Street – Norfolk, NE
Oct 21, 2017  83% of the participants 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 affected way more people then I realized”. -KL   

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
81st Street – York, NE
Oct 18, 2017 – 100% of the participants 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
O’Neil Adult Probation
6th Street – O’Neil, NE 
Oct 7, 2017 – 100% of the participants 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    

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Hastings Adult Probation 
18th Street – Hasting, NE 
Oct 14, 2017  82% of the participants 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    

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
13th Street – Gering, NE 
Sept 30, 2017 – 54% of the participants rated the class good with 46% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
13th Street – Grand Island, NE
September 30, 2017 – 100% of participants rated the class excellent!
“To help me realize how I effected the community.” -AC
“Put the victims of my crime in perspective.” -JT 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
20th Street – Norfolk, NE
September 23, 2017 – 17% of the participants rated the class good with 83% rating it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
17th Street – South Sioux City, NE
Sept 16, 2017 – 11% rated the class good with 89% rating 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional  Center
1st Street (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Lincoln, NE
September 13th & 14th, 2017 – 100% of participants 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Correctional Center
1st Street (Restrictive Housing Unit) – Lincoln, NE
Sept 9, 2017 – 100% of participants 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Columbus Adult Probation
27th Street – Columbus, NE  
Sept 9, 2017 – 100% of participants 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska City Adult Probation
30th Street – Nebraska City, NE 
Sept 9, 2017 – 100% of participants 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
North Platte Adult Probation
7th Street – North Platte, NE
September 2, 2017 – 25% of participants rated the class good with 75% rating it 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lexington Adult Probation
16th Street – Lexington, NE 
Sept 2, 2017 – 10% of participants rated the class good with 90% rating it 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  

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Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska State Penitentiary Victims
14th Street – Lincoln, NE
 August 30, 2017 – 100% of participants 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Norfolk Adult Probation
19th Street – Norfolk, NE 
August 26, 2017 – 100% of participants 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
80th Street – York, NE
August 23, 2017 – 100% of participants rated the class excellent!
“Learning about the six 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
150th Street – Lincoln, NE
August 19, 2017 – 80% of participants rated the class excellent with 20% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation  
151st Street – Lincoln, NE
August 19, 2017 – 83% of participants rated the class excellent with 17% rating it 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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Beatrice Adult Probation
5th Street – Beatrice, NE
August 19, 2017 – 84% of participants rated the class excellent with 16% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Diversion Services
4th Street – Lincoln, NE
August 19, 2017 – 100% of participants rated the class excellent! 
“Understanding what victims go through (domino effects).” -AS
“How my choices start a domino effect that effects/harms victims.” -CH

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
York Adult Probation
25th Street – York, NE
August 12, 2017 – 86% of participants rated the class excellent with 14% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Hastings Adult Probation
17th Street – Hastings, NE
August 5, 2017 – 90% of participants rating the class excellent with 10% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Broken Bow Adult Probation
28th Street – Broken Bow, NE
July 29, 2017 – 88% of participants rated the class excellent and 12% rated the class 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lexington Adult Probation
15th Street – Lexington, NE
July 1, 2017 – 80% of participants rated the class excellent and 10% rated it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Correctional Center for Women
79th Street – York, NE
July 19, 2017 – 100% of participants 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   

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Grand Island Adult Probation
12th Street – Grand Island, NE 
July 8, 2017 – 100% of participants rated the class excellent!
Talking about Emotional Hygiene – how to process emotions.” –KJ
It taught me Restorative Justice and about crime victims.” -AW

Columbus CJC Class 7 15 2017 - Home

Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Columbus Adult Probation 
25th Street – Columbus, NE
July 15, 2017 – 100% of participants 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Nebraska State Penitentiary
61st Street – Lincoln, NE
June 28, 2017 – 89% of participants rated the class excellent with 11% rating it 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

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Victims Impact-Empathy Class/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice 
Seward Probation
24th Street -Seward, NE
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 

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
147th Street – Lincoln, NE
June 17, 2017 – 70% of participants rated the class excellent and 30% rated the class 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  
 

Lincoln Class 6 17 - Home

Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln Adult Probation
148th Street – Lincoln, NE
June 17, 2017 – 90% rated the class excellent and 10% rated the class 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  

Norfolk Class 6 17 - Home

Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Norfolk Adult Probation

18th Street – Norfolk, NE 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  

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Victims Impact-Empathy/Life Skills Class
Restorative Justice
Lincoln State Penitentiary
60th Street – Lincoln, NE
June 7, 2017 – 82% of participants rated the class excellent and 18% rated the class 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 

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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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