Restorative Justice

Current Initiatives

Currently incarcerated

  • Leading Restorative Justice circles with National Lifers Association at Huron Valley Correctional Facility
  • Volunteering in the Women’s Huron Valley Commutation Project with American Friends Service Committee
  • Holiday greetings (Christmas and Valentine’s Day) to incarcerated with UUA Church of the Larger Fellowship and Women’s Huron Valley facility

Returning Citizens

  • Participating in a Solidarity Circle with recent female returning citizen
  • Gifting laundry baskets with toiletries, socks, blanket for returning citizens through A Brighter Way and American Friends Service Committee


  • Supporting Second Look legislation in Lansing
  • Co sponsoring forum on Washtenaw County Sheriff’s election – see more in Upcoming Events
  • Initiating state-wide UU Restorative Justice/Prison Ministry Group with MUUSJN (Michigan UU Social Justice Network)


  • Book discussion- Becoming Ms. Burton by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn – see more in Upcoming Events
  • National Association of Community Restorative Justice National Conference – July 2024 – see more in Upcoming Events

Additional Resources

See our exciting list of Upcoming Events in 2024!

  • Original play productions- multiple dates in May: “With Love, From Inside”, The Droppedkeys Theatre Company, vividly recounts stories that incarcerated theater makers wanted to share with outside audiences. Schedule and more information at this link.
  • 5/28 Speaker: “Healing Harm through Restorative Justice and the Role of the Community”, with Restorative Justice leader Fred Van Liew, taking place at 6pm on May 28th at Ypsilanti Public Library – Download the flyer.

Suggested viewing list

Suggested reading list

Want to Learn More?

We welcome you to our monthly meetings usually on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.
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