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
Served per year in Elkhart county
82% of victims
Who met offenders reported positive outcomes
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
Transitional Recovery COaching Program
ESTABLISHED IN 2012
Emerged out of Elkhart County Reentry Initiative
Serves males and females in IDOC and Elkhart County Jail
WHAT WE OFFER
Coaching Program, not Mentoring
Not a supervisory program
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%
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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— Name, Title
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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