In our commitment to meaningfully engage diverse young people who live homeless, or on the margins and navigate poverty, SKETCH has been steadily developing Transformative Justice (TJ) resources and approaches in our programming.
Historically, Transformative Justice strategies were developed as a response to the criminal justice system in the US. TJ seeks to go further than Restorative Justice practices as it not only evaluates the reasons why crime happens while seeking to repair any harms that were created by the crime, it also attempts to create an environment where these harms won’t be repeated in the future.
For SKETCH, Transformative Justice Practice (TJ) is a process that aims to include the voices of everyone impacted by a particular conflict, working to identify the harms that have been caused and understanding the conditions that led up to that conflict. We aim to craft community-informed strategies wherever possible in response to conflict. This is an incomplete and ongoing process that has evolved over time that includes the input of many young change makers and community leaders participating at SKETCH.
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