VOLUNTEER TO BECOME A COMMUNITY MENTOR…
BECAUSE WE All DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE
Upcoming Mentor Trainings in 2013-14
Offering a special December Training for those who want to celebrate this holiday season by making a gift of time.
Restorative School Practices
We are offering workshops on Restorative School Practices for the Fall of 2013 as described below:
Mark your calendars now—for our Second Annual Beat the Winter Blues Bash!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Point Lookout, Northport, ME
Due to the fabulous success of the 2013 event, we've confirmed the Juke Rockets for a return appearance. If you weren't there, read below to find out what you missed—but have the opportunity to join in 2014 to beat those winter blues.
Several RJP staff traveled to Concord, MA in early June for a day of Restorative Justice learning and networking, co-sponsored by Communities for Restorative Justice, several local churches and the MACUCC Restorative Justice Task Team.
Listen 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
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.