A Center for Restorative Justice and Restorative Economics
Client: Restore Oakland LLC
Team: Shelley Davis Roberts, Kacper Bigosinski, Kyle Rawlins, Deanna Van Buren
Status: In Progress
Located in east Oakland, Restore will be the first center for restorative justice and restorative economics in the country. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United will have their first Oakland restaurant on the ground floor where they will train and incubate low-income communities of color to get front-of-house jobs and start their own food enterprise. In addition, Restore will serve as a hub for the Ella Baker Center’s initiatives to end mass incarceration and provide a local space to “break bread” over food through a restorative justice approach to addressing crime, in which victims feel heard and supported, conflicts are resolved, and communities are strengthened.