Friday, August 9, 2013

Healing Crime Victims

The Daily Prism is about the good in life.  Unfortunately, much good rises from the negative.  But that is the bright spark of light that dominates even the darkest hour.
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Today's featured good-guy is Restorative Partners--"Healing all those impacted by crime."

This California group's mission statement reads: "Our mission is to mobilize and coordinate programs which create positive changes and promote a restorative justice approach to crime in the SLO County...Our work involves convening and partnering with all the stakeholders: victims, offenders, law enforcement, corrections, non-profit, business, university and faith-based communities to create a more healing response to those impacted by crime."

Founded by Sister Theresa Harpin, SJC,  she also works with inmates of all ages, in both the jail and juvenile hall. It offers classes like yoga, painting and jewelry making. And she’s found yoga provides these teenagers living behind bars a mental sense of freedom.


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