The RED Program

Turning Courtrooms Into Classrooms

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, student’s records are expunged and they are referred to higher education institutions and/or employment opportunities. A summary of our curriculum can be found below.

12-Month Program Curriculum Outline

RED GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

You are not a statistic!

RED leadership believes that no one is beyond redemption. We believe in YOU and your potential for social advancement. You are a human being with a choice, despite your past. You can choose to become a part of the solution in the criminal justice reform movement. Follow RED’s guiding principles and you will be supported and provided with an equal opportunity platform to reach your full potential and realize your dreams.

RED GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

Act with COMPLIANCE

Fully comply with all laws, as well as all program requirements, at all times, without exception.

Be HONEST

Be impeccable with your word to yourself and to others. Honesty is crucial to freedom and personal growth. Honesty with oneself will result in honesty with others.

Be ACCOUNTABLE

Understand the significance of giving someone your commitment. Own your mistakes. Don’t point fingers. Be transparent. Change begins by acknowledging your own actions and words and taking responsibility for them. Accountability is one of the cornerstones of personal growth.

Learn to ADAPT

Embrace changing conditions. Embrace unfamiliar environments. Embrace a different way of doing things and get comfortable being uncomfortable because discomfort promotes growth

Be DISCIPLINED

Take initiative to reach your full potential. Do whatever needs to be done to achieve your goals, no matter what, even if you don’t want to or feel like doing it. Keep showing up.

Think CRITICALLY

Apply good judgment and critical thinking in all situations. Take pause before acting and give contemplation to the issue or problem. Keep an open mind to learn and apply the most reliable information available to each new situation. Examine your self-limiting thoughts and beliefs to challenge your mind to overcome barriers.

Act with HUMILITY

Lead through humility. Humility is defined as freedom from arrogance and pride. Ask for help and guidance when you are frustrated instead of acting out in old behaviors.

Treat others with DIGNITY and RESPECT

How we treat one another is a reflection of our society. In this program you will be treated with dignity and respect. It is mandatory that you treat others as if they matter because -they do.

Embrace DIVERSITY

Understand and recognize the value of diversity and appreciate each individual’s personal views, cultural beliefs, world perspectives and contributions to society.

Create VALUE

Pursue excellence for yourself and for the benefit of others around you through education. Create long-term value for your future, this program and our overall community. Share your skills and lift others onto higher ground.

WITH YOUR HELP…

Your support enables youths who are struggling to realize their dreams and helps to stop the vicious cycles of recidivism and mass incarceration.

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