Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ)

C4RJ promotes the practice of restorative justice, an alternative to the traditional judicial system, in the Concord, Carlisle, and Acton areas. C4RJ’s trained volunteers work with young offenders, victims and supporters, convening in circles to discuss harms done and measures that can make amends and heal the community as well as those harmed. Police refer appropriate cases to circles, which have dealt with trespassing, shoplifting, vandalism and minor-in-possession cases, among others.

2014 Grant to support an alternative to the traditional judicial system that involves victims, young offenders, police and members of the community.

To volunteer, contact Erin Freeborn, 978-318-3447,