RestoreALife Hub

Developing hubs in every city/county where people can come get help in working with restorative justice, reconciliation, trauma, jail and justice system reform.

Emotional Interception

3-Step Civic Strategy: Emotional Resilience Tools   After an arrest, an individual is thrown into an accelerated pattern of self-destructive emotional chaos.  This arrest shock overwhelms their reasoning and coping skills. They experience acute emotional trauma such as shame, guilt, fear, sorrow, and then feelings of abandonment, betrayal, and isolation.  Their […]

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Systemic Patterns of Poverty

MISMANAGEMENT = SYSTEMIC PATTERNS OF POVERTY After analyzing data about Whatcom County’s Justice system for the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force, dated November 2017, the Vera Institute of Justice published a report that identified “the following factors contributing to jail overuse in Whatcom County: Most admissions (62%) into the

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  Guest Opinion – Lynden Tribune, January 25th, 2012 An inmate History has a way of repeating itself.  We can learn a lot from it.  At the end of World War I, Germany surrendered unconditionally.  Along with that came economic sanctions and reparations so outlandish in nature that Germany couldn’t possibly survive.  John Maynard Keynes,

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Reconstructive Intervention

Reclaiming Lives This 4-minute video shows why Restorative Community Coalition is Standing Up for Inmates Recovery, Jail Reform and Restorative Economics Growing a healthy society is an individual, family, business and community matter.  This video is about the individual impacts of excessive incarceration (without rehabilitation) on real people.  We describe

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