What is it about?

Justice involved youth work with the community, and non-profit organizations to a large-scale community mural. Mural design and paint processes are completed using methods of restorative justice that help to reintegrate youth, build community partnerships, and revitalize ailing communities.

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Why is it important?

Restorative justice is a form of participatory justice that requires the involvement of everyone from the "offender" to members of the community in building a resolution to crime. CARP allows for a multitude of outcomes to occur, with the most important being the reintegration of the youth into their community. This alternative form of punishment in a society that has focused so intently on retribution.


This is a project that can easily be implemented in any area. This publications can serve as a guide to program development in those areas.

Tim Holler
University of Pitt-Greensburg

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This page is a summary of: Reintegration, Community Building, and Revitalization: An Examination of the Community Arts and Reintegration Project, The Prison Journal, July 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0032885519861083.
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