Restorative Justice

  • The Brennan Center - The Brennan Center does an impressive array of work, from groundbreaking legal challenges and first-ever studies in critical policy areas to constitutional and legal analysis and legislative drafting of felon disenfranchisement.

  • North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission - The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is the first of its kind in the nation.  The Commission was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2006 since then has reviewed hundreds of innocence claims and conducted multiple hearings. The Commission is charged with providing an independent and balanced truth-seeking forum for credible post-conviction claims of innocence in North Carolina. The Commission is separate from the appeals process. A person exonerated by the Commission process is declared innocent and cannot be retried again. 

  • Prisoner Self-Help Manual to Challenge Gang Validation - This manual is for prisoners who have been validated by CDCR as a gang member or associate, but have no real links or gang activity. Prisoners and advocates say that in addition to making "false validations," the CDCR keeps some prisoners in solitary indefinitely based on gang validations that are a decade or more old (despite a federal court decision that was supposed to end such practices). Send check, money order, or stamps. Free shipping and handling.

  • Triune Arts - Educational resource for restorative justice programs; intended to raise public awareness of an alternative to the existing justice system's approach, to provide training and to encourage citizens to participate in community justice programs.

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