No matter what mistakes people have made, they can positively transform their lives and regain respect. We believe:
- if given support, treatment and responsibility, people can break the cycle of crime and incarceration.
- that with the tools, individuals can change their lives, their communities and their stories.
- in justice that restores and heals
Simply punishing the broken—walking away from them or hiding them from sight–only ensures that they remain broken, and we do too. There is no wholeness outside of our reciprocal humanity.
Bryan Stevenson ``Just Mercy``