The National Day of Empathy is the largest day of empathy in the United States for the incarcerated Population. SC4Restorative Justice acts as an empathy network Partner with Dream Corps and hosted the 1st Day of Empathy for the state of South Carolina that included both incarcerated voices, Family members, and Victims.
Second Chances is a community education series that sheds great light on the need to right the wrongs of the American Criminal Justice System. In this series we focused on diving into the issues of sentencing and parole reform using the restorative justice approach. Highlighting stories of redemption to change the narrative of the incarcerated populations perspective from the fear mongering, tough on crime tactics that we see on the news and within certain forums. Showing the positive components of many formerly incarcerated people, and contributors all working for change.
The State of South Carolina has many imprisoned people that have unresolved issues relating to their cases without any means of being seen in court for re-evaluation. There is no honorable system set up to allow for conviction integrity units to bring truth to a growing concern about wrongful convictions. We have as an organization opened our doors to work with a small number of individuals at one time to help them find a way to get their cases back in front of a judge.
April, 2021 We organized our grassroot base of advocates and community activists for the first Restorative Justice Summit in South Carolina.
Advocacy for change of sentencing laws, rehabilitation and humane treatment of the people incarcerated in open legislative session August 2020.
Virtual campaign to educate the people on the inhumane implications of involuntary servitude of prisoners endorsed in the state and federal constitution.
Emails sent to state and federal legislators, DOJ on the COVID 19 crisis in the prisons.