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Community Works West

Oakland, CA, USA mdi-circle-small https://communityworkswest.org/

Mission

Community Works is the Bay Area’s premier provider of restorative justice services, launching the first restorative justice program in a county jail and the first restorative justice diversion program aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparity in youth.

Since our founding in 1997, Community Works services are a hybrid of restorative justice and human services programs, including pre-charge diversion, anti-violence education, job readiness, batterers’ intervention, and family strengthening services for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as their children and families. Community Works programs operate in jails, prisons, and communities throughout the Bay Area. Our long-term goal is to reduce the number of individuals entering and re-entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems and to lessen their impacts on affected communities, particularly low-income communities of color.

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