Community Justice Center to hold first-ever fundraiser as part of First Friday at The Bourbon Theatre

By Steffan Decker
Jan. 4, 2018

Tonight’s First Friday marks the first fundraiser for the Community Justice Center, a nonprofit working to provide restorative justice in connection with Adult Nebraska Correctional Institutions statewide.

Restorative justice is a process that places its focus on the victims and harms done to them. Commonly, in the criminal justice system, those that commit a crime serve their time, and that is the restitution the offenders pay for the harms done. Restorative justice introduces empathy into the mix and allows the harmed to express the effects of the harms done to them by the offender. The goal is to create a situation where the offender can make appropriate amends for the harms done.

Through fundraising and collaboration, the Community Justice Center hopes to expand the program to include youth and schools. It also hopes to continue to reduce harm and recidivism, elevate victim’s voices and promote emotional hygiene and restorative living.

“Victims, offenders and communities must be a part of the solution and restorative justice addresses the needs of all three,” said Director of Operations Rick Carter.

The center will be holding their fundraiser at The Bourbon Theatre as part of Lincoln’s First Friday this week,  beginning at 6 p.m. The event will feature DJ Derek Luv and live music by Jaguar James, and Domestic Blend. A raffle will include several prizes from the likes of Lost in Float, Roots Music Shop, Zipline Brewing Co. and co-hosts The Bay and The Bourbon Theatre.

For more information on the Community Justice Center, check out their website here. For more on the fundraising event, and raffle prizes, check out the event on Facebook.

Steffan Decker is KZUM’s multimedia specialist and host of “The ISM Machine” on Mondays, 6-8 a.m.

By Steffan Decker
Jan. 4, 2018

Tonight’s First Friday marks the first fundraiser for the Community Justice Center, a nonprofit working to provide restorative justice in connection with Adult Nebraska Correctional Institutions statewide.

Restorative justice is a process that places its focus on the victims and harms done to them. Commonly, in the criminal justice system, those that commit a crime serve their time, and that is the restitution the offenders pay for the harms done. Restorative justice introduces empathy into the mix and allows the harmed to express the effects of the harms done to them by the offender. The goal is to create a situation where the offender can make appropriate amends for the harms done.

Through fundraising and collaboration, the Community Justice Center hopes to expand the program to include youth and schools. It also hopes to continue to reduce harm and recidivism, elevate victim’s voices and promote emotional hygiene and restorative living.

“Victims, offenders and communities must be a part of the solution and restorative justice addresses the needs of all three,” said Director of Operations Rick Carter.

The center will be holding their fundraiser at The Bourbon Theatre as part of Lincoln’s First Friday this week,  beginning at 6 p.m. The event will feature DJ Derek Luv and live music by Jaguar James, and Domestic Blend. A raffle will include several prizes from the likes of Lost in Float, Roots Music Shop, Zipline Brewing Co. and co-hosts The Bay and The Bourbon Theatre.

For more information on the Community Justice Center, check out their website here. For more on the fundraising event, and raffle prizes, check out the event on Facebook.

Steffan Decker is KZUM’s multimedia specialist and host of “The ISM Machine” on Mondays, 6-8 a.m.

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