Providing pathways to healing

Center for Community Justice responds to crime and conflict by focusing on personal responsibility and
accountability. Offenders face the people they’ve harmed and take steps to make it right.

40 years ago, CCJ became the first organization in the country to use this approach to crime, known as
restorative justice. Today, our work is helping to heal victims and break the cycle of crime and poverty that
plagues communities across the country.

In Elkhart County, Indiana, someone becomes the victim of a crime every two hours. CCJ is working to
provide pathways to healing for a community that has been harmed by crime.

We Make a Difference

2500 people

Served per year in Elkhart county

82% of victims

Who met offenders reported positive outcomes

$1 million

In restitution payments to victims of crime

75% of offenders

In the program do not commit another crime within three years

The CCJ Opportunity

1. Legal System

Improve the experience of justice for victims and reconciliation for offenders​

2. Health and Wellness

Create better outcomes for the community and those in recovery

3. School System

Support students and teachers to bolster positive educational experiences and futures


 What is Restorative Justice 

Restorative Justice

Transitional Recovery COaching Program


Emerged out of Elkhart County Reentry Initiative

Serves males and females in IDOC and Elkhart County Jail


Coaching Program, not Mentoring

  • Strength-Based

  • Client Driven

  • Not a supervisory program


Reducing recidivism

  • State of recidivism rate in the state of Indiana is 33.87%

  • The recidivism rate of those who remain in a coaching relationship with TRC for a minimum of 3 months is 24%


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Hear from the people we've helped

"We learned how to deal with
conflict better and what we can do to solve problems. Now I will talk to people more to
understand why they are doing what they are doing.” 

— PACT Student

Deal with conflict better

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Commited to Elkhart County

We have been serving Elkhart County for over 40 years and we strive to spread awareness on restorative justice by practicing its principles and educating the community


121 South Third Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

Tel. - 574 - 295 - 6149

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