ResourcesThe 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 wording 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.