A reentering adult (core member) is surrounded by an inner circle of community volunteers, who meet weekly as a group through the first year of the core member’s release from prison. This inner circle exists in an outer circle of professionals, including the COSA case manager. The COSA case manager begins working with core member(client) 6-12 months pre-release to develop a community reintegration plan.
VORP partners with Fresno County courts and probation to divert youth who are arrested and charged out of the criminal justice system. VORP is for youth who commit lower level offenses for the first time. The Center facilitates a restorative process with the victim, offender, family members and others to repair harm caused by crime.
The Community Justice Center partners with individuals, families, schools, cities, community organizations, and the criminal justice system to seek the health, safety and well-being of the community. We all experience harm and cause harm and seek transformation from brokenness to wholeness, trauma to healing, and harm to restoration. We believe every person should have an opportunity to address harm caused and make things as right as possible through evidence-based community-driven restorative initiatives.
Join the Community Justice Center by participating in COSA, VORP, and community restoration by becoming a volunteer. The Community Justice Center offers frequent trainings and opportunities for individuals to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. Join the mailing list below to receive information on upcoming trainings and activities.
4840 North First Avenue, Ste. 101, Fresno, California 93726, United States
09:00 am – 04:00 pm