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 hold skills workshops and other educational sessions that teach participants about the philosophy of restorative justice and how to develop and implement restorative practices in their own communities.
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.