The RED Restorative Justice 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 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, students’ records are expunged and they are referred to higher education institutions and/or employment opportunities. A summary of our curriculum can be found below:

Month 1 – Orientation, Personal Assessments

Getting to know our participants and understanding their histories is a critical part of our program.

Month 2 – Mentor Intros, GED Enrollment

Qualified peer mentors help guide and support our enrollees through their journey with RED.

Month 3 – Emotional Intelligence I

Recognizing your feelings, what triggers them and how to successfully manage them is key to your emotional intelligence.

Month 4 – Emotional Intelligence II

Identifying and navigating emotional signs in other people is essential in cultivating and sustaining healthy relationships.

Month 5 – Know Your Rights

Understanding the Rule of Law and how it applies to you is important in exercising your rights and freedoms.

Month 6 – Your Voice Matters

Your voting rights are an instrumental part of living in a democracy. Exercising those rights is what makes a democracy work.

Month 7 – Substance Use Disorder & Addiction

The misuse of substances can be life-threatening unless you can recognize the effects and warning signs…

Month 8 – Health and Fitness

The body fuels the mind. How you feed and exercise your body has a direct correlation to how you feel and present yourself every day.

Month 9 – Finance Fundamentals

Being able to value hard-earned money as well as save, budget and invest properly are just a few of the lessons required in being financially responsible.

Month 10 – Entrepreneurship

Enterprising individuals need vision and structure to execute their master plans. Let’s start building your empire!

Month 11 – Career Readiness, Placement, & Inclusion

Today’s job market requires ever-evolving skills and insight to reach your goals – RED will help get you there!

Month 12 – Record Restriction & Graduation

Your hard work has paid off and the finish line is in sight. You’ve earned a fresh start!

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