Restorative Justice Program

“WE BELIEVE RED’S PROGRAM IS A WORTHY SOLUTION TO KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF TROUBLE AND BACK ON A PRODUCTIVE PATH”

Patsy Austin-Gatson, Gwinnett District Attorney

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The Criminal Justice System is Broken.
RED is here to fix it, with your help.

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4.2M out of 10.8M

Georgian’s own the highest rate of correctional control in the United States; Georgia has 3x more people on probation than any other state; 4.2 million Georgians out of 10.8 own a criminal record.

83% vs 10%

The rate of recidivism in U.S. is 86%. RED’s is 10%.

$20k vs $7,500

Georgia post-adjudication cost to tax payers is over $20k per person whereas RED’s pre-adjudication program costs no more than $7500 per person.

Organizational Background and Program Overview

Rehabilitation Enables Dreams (RED) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and restorative justice organization. We are dedicated to keeping people out of the criminal justice system — permanently — through programs that enhance the social, civic and financial literacy of nonviolent youths referred to court. We do this by providing first-time non-violent offenders with a data-backed 12-month curriculum and mentorship program.

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 matched with appropriate mentors based on our individual-needs intake assessment. Mentors support students in their personal development and guide them through the completion of program requirements. Upon graduation, student’s records are expunged (restricted) and they are referred to higher education institutions and/or employment opportunities. A summary of our curriculum can be found below.