November 08, 2019
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Justice Department funds Belfast group that helps rehabilitate criminal offenders

Courtesy of the Restorative Justice Project
Courtesy of the Restorative Justice Project
Restorative Justice of the Midcoast volunteers learn how to do a community resolution conference in an undated training.

A Maine organization that focuses on rehabilitation of criminal offenders will receive more than $900,000 from the federal government to support its work.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said the money will go from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction Program to Belfast-based Restorative Justice Project.

[Restorative Justice in Belfast — a different way to right wrongs]

The senators said the organization “provides life-changing guidance to juveniles and adults to help them take responsibility for their actions and atone for previous crimes by giving back to their communities.”

The organization was established in 2005 and focuses on midcoast Maine.

 



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