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Restorative Justice Community Dialogue April 16
April 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Justice in Balance D.C. (JIBDC) hosts its Restorative Justice Community Dialogue, April 16, 4-5:30 p.m.
All DC/Va/Md community members committed to advancing balanced and heartfelt justice are urged to attend. There are also openings for justice system involved residents who are seeking paid work facilitating community-based dialogue forums.
Transportation assistance and free metro cards are available upon request.
JIBDC is a monthly restorative justice dialogue forum in D.C. reconciling harmed and responsible parties of both street and systemic violence.
At each event, community members share meditation and mindfulness practices to restore personal balance and open-hearted healing for the challenges affecting our entire DC/Maryland/Virginia area. The dialogue model draws from practices rooted in this country’s indigenous history and in the African diaspora.
Originated through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s Insight on the Inside program, the initial aim of JIBDC was to create a welcoming community meditation space for men and women who exit local jail meditation programs. JIB has now expanded to become an integrated space which more broadly welcomes the entire DMV community and also supports individuals and families who may seek community support and compassionate discussion while navigating involvement within our criminal justice system. This group is OPEN TO ALL and led by family members and individuals who have been directly impacted by or involved in the justice system (law enforcement and court contacts, victims’ services and prosecution, jail, prison, parole/supervision etc).
JIBDC convenes primarily at 3506 Georgia Ave NW, DC as well as by invitation within neighborhoods around the city to create spaces for refuge and healing all who wish to remain compassionate and present in the midst of the current challenges we face as a community.