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Our Restorative Justice (formerly Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion)

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Our Restorative Justice (formerly known as Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversions) seeks to disrupt the school to prison pipeline by helping marginalized young people and their families resolve conflicts outside of court through the use of restorative justice practices. Formerly known as Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion, OurRJ was established in 2012 in response to increased number of youth arraigned for minor school-based offenses in the Middlesex County Juvenile Court. Since its inception, OurRJ has diverted approximately 80 young people out of the juvenile justice system, trained over 1,100 police officers on how to refer juveniles to the program, and in partnership wi...

Project Leaders
Meghan Higgins
Carmella Cavallaro
Susan Maze-Rothstein, Eli Plenk, Carmella Cavallaro
Organization Information
175 Cabot Street, Suite 100
Lowell, MA 01854
United States

  BRIDGE# 0290779213
Organization Information
175 Cabot Street, Suite 100
Lowell, MA 01854
United States

  BRIDGE# 0290779213

Projects (2)

Project Reports

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Feb 26, 2018
Thank you for Helping Kara & Others Like Her
Dear Donor  We want to highlight an example of the Children Requiring Assistance (CRA) model that we piloted in 2017, thanks to your support. Kara, had a “stubborn child” status...
Feb 22, 2018
More Young People Stay in School
Dear Donor, Imagine a soft-spoken young girl with no history of negative behavior in school, who had never harmed or hurt anyone, being taken out of school one day in handcuffs by the police. The...
Nov 27, 2017
Thank You For Supporting MA Families in 2017!
Dear Donor, Over the past three months, we’ve made significant progress towards the development of new programming that helps families cultivate self-sufficiency while addressing conflict....
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