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Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to be the most valuable resource for Criminal Justice Reform and we encourage you to read our blog, follow us on social media and stay engaged within your community. Our hope is that our website arms you with the information and resources you need to empower yourself and your community. We are in this together. If you don’t get your questions answered here, please feel free to contact us and we will get back as soon as possible.

How do I donate to RED?2019-01-05T21:02:29+00:00

You can easily make a tax-deductible donation on the Donate page located here. If you would prefer to mail a check please send to the following address:

RED INC
75 West Wieuca Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

How do I sponsor a participant?2019-01-05T20:55:01+00:00

The 12-month cost per participant is not yet calculated but once it is we will post that info here and on the Sponsor page. You can donate online or mail a check to RED.

Where does my donation go?2019-01-05T20:53:09+00:00

Your tax-deductible donation funds our program costs and development and improvements to our curriculum. RED is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, who seek to empower our participants to realize their potential.

How do I become a mentor?2019-11-18T12:17:22+00:00

Fill out the mentor application and submit it to us for review. As our program grows, we will need to have mentors ready and willing to serve our participants.  

Will a prior criminal conviction exclude me from mentorship?2019-01-05T20:51:58+00:00

No. Your personal experiences in breaking the cycle of recidivism and your relatability to the circumstances our participants are facing make you an asset to our mission and participants.

Do I need special training to be a RED mentor?2019-01-05T20:51:20+00:00

No. RED seeks compassionate individuals, who are dedicated to uplifting and supporting our participants with their life experience and wisdom. Individuals, who have struggled through life challenges, adversity and preserved are ideal mentors for our program.

How can I advocate for RED’s mission?2019-01-05T20:50:36+00:00

The best way to advocate for RED is to become educated on the benefits of restorative justice, share and exchange information with others and support community leaders who are passionate about criminal justice reform.  

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn and spread our message and mission through the platforms. Specific advocate opportunities will be posted on our website and social media platforms, so stay tuned. You can also sign up to receive emails about our volunteer opportunities by signing up here. 

How can I volunteer to help?2019-11-22T22:07:15+00:00

There are many ways to help our organization serve our program participants.  You can start by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn and spreading our message and mission through the platforms. Specific volunteer opportunities are rare and they will be posted on our website and social media platforms, so stay tuned. You can also sign up to receive emails about our volunteer opportunities by signing up here. 

Is RED a nationwide program?2019-01-05T20:44:39+00:00

Not at this time, but with your support and advocacy in GA, RED’s mission can reach far and wide.

How does RED benefit the community?2019-11-18T12:18:56+00:00

Evidence-based, restorative justice programs like RED have been proven to reduce crime, recidivism and taxpayer contributions while increasing public safety. Communities that focus on repairing and preventing future harm rather than punishment are stronger and safer for all members.

How effective is RED?2019-01-05T20:43:32+00:00

To date, RED has graduated 87 percent of participants and none of our participants have reoffended. We will improve this number and begin providing more details on the improvements of our participants very soon. 

Is RED’s programs available to the public?2019-01-05T20:42:46+00:00

No. Prosecuting attorneys and judges in Georgia’s accountability courts refer individuals charged with nonviolent offenses to our program in lieu of traditional prosecution.  

What does RED do?2019-01-05T20:42:11+00:00

RED creates a classroom atmosphere inside the courtroom and treats program participants as students rather than criminals. RED’s curriculum is structured to develop a student’s social, civic and financial literacy through task-oriented learning, engaging workshops, and interactive educational modules. Students are paired with appropriate mentors based on our individual-needs intake assessment. Mentors support students in their personal development and guide them in the completion of program requirements. Upon graduation, student’s records are expunged and they are referred to higher education institutions and/or employment opportunities. More details can be found here.

What is RED?2019-01-05T20:40:07+00:00

RED is a nonprofit restorative justice program that is offered as an alternative to traditional prosecution for nonviolent violations of law.

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