Our mission is to end recidivism.
RED is a 501(c)3 non-profit and restorative justice organization. We are dedicated to keeping people out of the criminal justice system — permanently — through programs that enhance the social, financial and civic literacy of nonviolent youths referred to court.
RED creates a classroom atmosphere inside the courtroom and treats program participants as students rather than criminals. RED’s curriculum is structured to develop a student’s social, civic and financial literacy through task-oriented learning, engaging workshops, and interactive educational modules. Students are paired with appropriate mentors based on our individual-needs intake assessment. Mentors support students in their personal development and guide them in the completion of program requirements. Upon graduation, student’s records are expunged and they are referred to higher education institutions and/or employment opportunities. A summary of our curriculum can be found below.