ABOUT CVJS

Crime Victims for a Just Society recognizes that the complexities of crime and violence in our culture defy a quick fix. The growing gap between rich and poor. The proliferation of guns. Drug policies that demonize and criminalize without offering help. The dangerous rise in intolerance based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual preference. Our failure to nurture and protect children. The marketing of violence as a commodity. The false promise of vengeance. All contribute to the climate that threatens us all.

Crime Victims for a Just Society provides an opportunity for crime victims and others who care to lend their voices and their talents to efforts to create a more just society. Through outreach, education, and training, we can offer information and expertise in cutting-edge concepts, from community policing to restorative justice to violence reduction through a public-health model. Our goal is to help individuals, families, organizations, and neighborhoods explore creative new solutions to the range of crime problems in our communities.

Please take a moment to tour our site, if only to visit our Recovery section to enjoy the poem Stepping Stones.