About the Restorative Community Network
The Restorative Community Network (RCN) is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to working together to address the complex social issues contributing to community harm or crime. The purpose of the RCN is to advocate for the use of Restorative Practices in the justice system, educational system, and program services, The long term goal of the RCN is system and policy change toward a sustainable and inclusive model of community services, through the promotion of Restorative Practices and collaborative partnerships. The RCN uses a multi-dimensional approach focusing on collaborative partnerships and shared resources:
The Restorative Community Network Symposium was offered to the community as a means to share findings of the successes, challenges, needs, and gaps in services from both the community and service provider perspective. Jointly, members of the RCN strategies the strengthening of existing programs and processes and determined a prioritized action plan in order to meet the needs of the community and begin the process of creating a Restorative Community.