Transformation and healing are possible.

What is

restorative justice?

Restorative justice is a voluntary and safe process that brings together those affected by harm. The process allows all participants to understand the impacts of the harmful action — and what is needed to make things right.

Restorative justice can be a transformative and healing experience.

Felix’s Story

Felix Rosado spent nine long years in prison blaming everybody for his incarceration but himself. But then, two things happened: he rekindled his Catholic faith and learned about restorative justice. These two discoveries set Felix on an extraordinary journey of accountability and transformation.

Why choose

restorative justice?

Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and given the opportunity to transform hurt and suffering into healing, redemption, and wholeness.

Restorative justice can benefit...

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Those harmed

Restorative justice centers the needs of those harmed in a way that can create the conditions for them to begin healing.

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Those who cause harm

Restorative justice offers those who have caused harm an opportunity to accept accountability and initiate repair.

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The community

Restorative justice gives the community a role in responding to harm and accompanying others on their healing journeys.

Heather’s Story

For years after her brother’s murder, Heather was consumed by anger — toward his killer, toward the legal system, and even toward God. Longing for some peace, she decided she needed to speak with the man who took her brother’s life. Through the restorative justice process that followed, Heather was amazed to find not just healing, but a newfound vocation.

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Who We Are

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) is a national organization that mobilizes Catholics and other faith communities to value life over death by ending the death penalty and promoting healing practices like restorative justice.

Through education, advocacy and prayer, CMN expresses the fundamental belief that all those who have caused or been impacted by crime should be treated with dignity. CMN works in close collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is a founding member of the Congregation of St. Joseph Mission Network and engages with national, diocesan and local collaborators across the country to advance forms of justice that promote human dignity, accountability, and healing.

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