What is Restorative Justice?

Most criminal justice systems around the world are retributive. These retributive justice systems use punishment to offenders to hold them accountable for their actions. Through God’s transforming power, Restorative Justice seeks to repair the damage, right the wrong and bring healing to all involved, including the victim, the offender, the families and the community.

RJM Activities

  • On the first Saturday of every month, we provide a meal for the guest at The Hospitality House

  • During the winter months we collect coats to distribute to men being released from prison

  • On the First Friday of every month, we partner with reVision Houston to minister to every youth (age 14-17) in the state of Texas who has been certified to stand trial as an adult or is currently serving an adult prison sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). We bring them pizza and hope through art, music, dance, kinship and prayer.

  • During December, we help support the Angel Tree program by providing gifts to children who have incarcerated parents

  • We have also included our anti-human trafficking ministry called Stop Trafficking of People (STOP) into Restorative Justice. This ministry seeks to educate, inform, and reach out to students, parents, and anyone else about the prevalence of human trafficking in Walker County and what we can do to prevent it.

  • We help facilitate the Bridges to Life program in local prisons www.bridgestolife.org

  • We support the Restorative Justice Ministries Network of North America www.rjmn.net

If any of these ways of serving our incarcerated community spark your interest, Contact Colton Curry at colton@huntsvillefumc.org or (936) 295-5441