The Restorative Justice Program
Helping Young People Focus on Positive Choices, Lifestyles and Education
The Restorative Justice Program (RJP) is a prevention entity that provides services to first-time juvenile offenders, helping them to make the right choices and commit to a constructive, fulfilling and productive lifestyle. The program aims to develop life skills in juvenile justice-involved youths through individual, family, school and community involvement. RJP redirects young offenders by encouraging them to develop attributes and strengths that may not have an outlet at home, including artistic, sports, or musical expression and training. The program also encourages East San José youth to take responsibility for their choices; recognize and map to positive role models; and be accountable, so that they don’t fall into the same negative or risky behavior. RJP is designed to provide youth with a safety net for getting back on the right track before it’s too late. It offers competency development classes in the areas of substance abuse prevention, law related education, violence and gang prevention, community service learning, and individual and family counseling. The program stresses accountability and responsibility through individual and group work.
“I am turning my life around…I realized the most important thing in my life wasn’t my gang, or my fun, it was picking myself up and doing it all on my own and I refuse to go back.”
To find out more about this program please call (408) 294-0500