Stop Punishing Taxpayers, Start Rebuilding Community Report
This report was written by the Restorative CommUnity Coalition as a visionary blueprint for Whatcom County civic leaders, businesspeople and activists by our President and our Founder – to explain why it was smarter to invest in people BEFORE investing in more jails and more government services.
This report was written to explain how any community (specifically here in Whatcom County, Washington) could learn to do public safety differently. We did the research to discover how investing in buildings simply expands tax costs, and grows jails and mental illness as as result. Instead, once we understood the principles of prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, mentoring, and how to put people back to work using work skills and free enterprise, it is a better return on investment. This was written in 2015 – but provides a starting place to learn how to start investing in people, in public health services, in local non-profits, and in people themselves.
This is available on line for download, but if you would like a physical report mailed to you, please contribute $20 to our Coalition as a donation, and we will ship one off to you!
Here is a look at the Table of Contents: