What We Do
The South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative (“SCRJI”) was founded to respond to the growing need for alternative pathways to justice in South Carolina. Our primary mission is to educate and promote dialogue about the concepts of restorative and transformative justice and to facilitate the development of restorative justice practices in our community.
We facilitate regular circle practice with community groups seeking to build relationships, repair harm, & create community-wide systems of support.
We work with community activists, service providers, and grassroots organizers to research and support the design of the restorative practices that work best for their constituencies.
We believe that:
Restorative justice can serve people of all ages and in multiple contexts;
Communities are better served when alternatives to retributive justice are available; and
Justice requires acknowledging the indigenous and global roots of restorative approaches.