The Restorative Community Coalition strives to re-envision and redesign our justice
system and repair the civic and community impacts of those systems. We aim to
implement sustainable, duplicable programs of housing, self-reliance and sustainable
living for those citizens experiencing trauma due to our inequitable civic and
justice systems. In liaison with local, state and national organizations and look
internationally for models with better return on investment and outcomes. We affirm
and encourage 'Right Action for All' of our citizens and our planet.
CODE of CONDUCT
As a member of RCC, I agree to:
treat everyone with respect and dignity
respect myself and all living beings, as well as the planet and all of her
serve the organization for the betterment of the whole to the best of my ability
be a positive force for social justice by working from a foundation of honesty,
integrity, equity, support, and understanding
Improve public safety in Whatcom County
Reduce recidivism and criminal justice costs
Reduce emergency and other medical cost
Improve community education in regards to re-entry
Promote community prevention and early intervention activities
Re-StoreALife Center (See Programs/Projects)
PUBLIC SAFETY, ECONOMIC and SOCIAL. Community safety is enhanced, the costs of incarceration
are reduced and when supported, people can become productive members of the community and are
less likely to re-offend when they are helped with housing.
Why should I care?
National statistics show that 3 out of 4 returning offenders will re-offend within three
years. We can continue to spend over $51,000 a year to return re-offenders to prison
work with them to develop better ways of living that will NOT violate community safety.