The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools. Our responses to crime and wrongdoing seek renewal and safety for the community, support and healing for victims and accountability and reintegration of the offender.

2014-15 Volunteer Mentor Trainings and other volunteer activities

 

 

VOLUNTEER TO BECOME A COMMUNITY MENTOR…  

                              BECAUSE WE All DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE

      

 

Upcoming Mentor Trainings in 2014-15

 

Restorative Justice Project presents The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

 

Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay), the cynical young man and leading protagonist in The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.

The Restorative Justice Project invites community members to

attend the showing of the film, The Loneliness of the Long

Distance Runner. Snacks will be served. The post-film

discussion will explore the many faces of justice while

considering such themes as insider vs. outsider. Discussion

will be facilitated by Ron Staschak, Restorative Justice mentor

and creator of a film series for Maine Coast Reentry Center,

and Dana Rae Warren, a filmmaker and teacher with 20 years

in national television documentary and independent films

worldwide.! 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockport Automotive Gives Back to Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast

 

 

Rockport Automotive GIVES BACK to Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast!

 

 

 

Featured in photo, left to right:  RJP friend Bob Jackson, RJP Restorative Services Coordinator, Sarah Mattox and Jan and Eric Campbell of Rockport Automotive

 

 

 

The University of Maine Peace & Reconciliation Studies Program With the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine Presents Two Fall Trainings for 2014

The University of Maine Peace & Reconciliation Studies Program

With the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine

Presents Two introductory Fall Trainings for 2014

 

Introduction to Restorative School Practices

 

October 17, 2014 -- University of Maine, Orono

and

December 5, 2014  --  Capital Area Tech Center, Augusta

 

Facilitators:  Barb Blazej, M.Ed. and Margaret Micolichek, MPA

 

Interview on Destination Maine Radio Show

Destination Maine Radio logoListen to an interview by L. Jaye Bell on Destination Maine Radio Show, broadcast on June 8, 2012 with Midcoast Community Chorus Director Mimi Bornstein, and Wendy Watson of the Restorative Justice Project.


Buddy's Story: An Unforgettable Mentoring Experience

 

Buddy’s Story: An Unforgettable Mentoring Experience

By Lincoln County Mentor, Bobsy Dudley Thompson

My most meaningful Restorative Justice mentoring experience involved a pale, thin quiet 18 -year-old prisoner in Two Bridges Jail, Wiscasset, Maine.  He was nearing his court hearing and probation date, one of many in his life.  I’ll call him “Buddy,” (In my home I call him my beloved jail-bird.) my buddy, as in a swimming buddy. You know, someone you keep track of, you stand by him.  You make sure his head is above water, at least most of the time.  We met twice in the cold, gray, airless, metallic arraignment room.  I listened to his stories—he told them haltingly, inarticulately, incomplete mumblings.  Sometimes just a quiet moan or groan.  Usually his head was down, his eyes on his feet.