We envision an equitable and safe Central Virginia where members of our community find growth, healing, and accountability in restorative approaches to conflict and harm.
Central Virginia Community Justice provides a brave space for those involved in harm to lead their own accountability and healing. We facilitate restorative conferences to divert cases away from the criminal system, as well as to repair harms outside of the system. Through dialogue, those impacted by harm have voice and agency to address their needs, and those responsible for harm have the opportunity to take accountability through actions and acknowledgement.
We are committed to a community-based, public health, trauma informed, and healing-centered approach by:
Addressing personal and systemic root causes of harmful behavior
Reducing overall and racially-disproportionate contact with the criminal system
Transforming the punitive culture of the agencies, organizations, and communities involved