Circles for People in Prison & Re-Entry

We conduct restorative circles for people in prison and re-entry, with a focus on harm repair. Because we understand the role systemic racism plays in mass-incarceration –from profiling, the criminalization of poverty, and the school-to-prison pipeline– we understand those harmed often include incarcerated people. We host re-entry circles in partnership with MADE Transitional Services and DDHR transitional houses, for men in Rockland County and Hour Children, for women coming out of Taconic Women’s Correctional Facility. We plan to begin online restorative circles soon with women incarcerated at Taconic Women’s Correctional Facility, and we are slated to do work at Bedford Women’s Correctional Facility once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.