Junauda Petrus and Rep. María Isa are helping to bring attention to long-standing and generally underappreciated approaches to address public safety
Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice is hosting a fundraiser with a performance by Maria Isa & the Drums at Hook and
“We’re seeing a resurgence of interest in restorative justice, because it resonates, I think, at the core with so many of us.”
I wish more people would be involved with this work and understand that people who commit crimes need help. We are not monsters.
Getting funded requires a culture shift in society, she says. “A recognition that incarceration does not work. We do not acknowledge the reality of where the harm is coming from.”
“It became clear to me that any program addressing the violence women had committed would also need to address the aggression and violence they had personally experienced.”
Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.
Thursdays, Jan 20, Feb 3 & 17, Mar 3 & 17, Apr 7 & 21 (7 Sessions)Deconstructing white supremacy and
Punishment culture encourages the view that an individual deserves harm — that the individual person is a “bad” person. Punishment marks someone as not worthy of belonging.
Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.
Two formerly incarcerated women share their stories.
Restorative approaches allow justice to be “done with you” and not “done to you.”