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Restorative Justice City Detroit: Restoration through Co-Creation

Respecting and Nurturing the Roots of Community


Restorative Justice City Detroit will create policies, programs, services and spaces that will heal, connect and empower communities; as well as train citizens to develop collective ownership for change as opposed to traditional revitalization efforts.


On November 19th and 20th, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, Church of the Messiah, Detroit Justice Center and Michigan Liberation will convene a small group of community leaders for a two-day session to develop the first phases of the Restorative Justice City Reinvestment Tool.


Restorative Justice repairs the harm caused by crime. When victims, offenders and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results can be transformational. It helps to galvanize the community and keep the offenders close to their family and support system.


The Restorative Justice City, will show how we can create restorative neighborhoods and the supporting infrastructure as part of a holistic approach to envisioning a restorative system and apply this shift to the design of its spaces and how it is deployed at the scale of the city.


If you are interested, we would love your participation. During these two days, you will learn how to assess the positive qualities of the community, identify the areas for improvement, and most importantly, organize groups for creating solutions.


November 19th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm and

November 20th, 10:00am – 3:00pm (optional)


Church of Messiah

231 E Grand Blvd

Detroit, MI 48207


RSVP here for the training.