To bear a new kind of justice, we need to be a new kind of people.
New Leadership For Reunion!
The Board of Reunion is pleased to announce that Dr. Sal Corbin is our new volunteer, Acting as Interim Director of Reunion. Sal (rhymes with “ball”) has been central to the Reunion community for several years and has generously accepted this unpaid position.
Under Sal’s leadership, Reunion’s priorities for the remainder of 2016 include board development, fundraising, Restorative Justice Training and the multiplication of Freedom Circles in DC. You will be hearing more from Sal soon.
Dismantling Mass Incarceration Through Relationship and Commitment.
The most significant indicators of successful re-entry from incarceration are available to us immediately: Relationship. Community. Friendship. Healing. Reconciliation. Matters of the heart and spirit.
Reunion believes in a better way to address crime, justice, and brokenness than the present system offers. These new possibilities are only in reach as we learn together to be communities of redemption and love.
Reunion is an interfaith community in Washington, DC, committed to strategic initiatives to dismantle mass incarceration through relationship and commitment.
Reunion's current initiatives are:
As important as jobs and housing are to the success of men and women coming home from incarceration, even more important are a new set of friends and a new way of thinking. People who have been incarcerated need positive people to come home to. Not only that, but in order to bridge the divides of race and class which perpetuate injustice, people who have never been to prison need to come close and learn from people who have.
Goal: Reunion is developing a network of 50 Freedom Circle support groups in faith communities throughout Washington, DC., with a goal of 5 partner faith communities and 10 Freedom Circles by the end of 2016. Learn more here.
2. Restorative Justice.
Current strategies of incarceration are more broadly experienced as retributive than restorative, leaving people psychologically and emotionally unprepared for successful reentry. Restorative justice implements community-based processes of accountability, restitution, reconciliation and re-socialization.
Goal: Reunion will practice Restorative Justice Circles as a community-based alternative to incarceration in Washington, DC, with a goal of being trained to offer Re-entry Circles by the end of 2016.Learn more here.
To be a new kind of people, Reunion welcomes everybody. Join us!