Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ)

C4RJ promotes the practice of restorative justice, an alternative to the traditional judicial system. 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.

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