Creating Alternatives to the Criminal/Legal System through Community-Based Responses to Violence
Advocates of community-based alternative to violence assume that the relationships, families and communities in which violence occurs are also the very locations for long-term change and transformation. We know that friends, family, and community know most intimately the conditions that lead to violence as well as the values and strengths which can lead to its transformation. Knowing that involvement in the criminal justice system can be more harmful for some survivors and families, we seek to build a community that has viable solutions outside of the criminal justice system. Come hear about a local community-based accountability project that has been underway for over a year in the Denver-metro area.