The “Restorative Justice” Movement is transforming the criminal justice system through innovative rehabilitation with reconciliation and healing partnership engagements between victims, the offender, law enforcement, non-profits, and community members, who help initiate positive change in the trajectory of a young person’s life.
The Peacemaking approach, which averages $11,000 per case is far less costly than the $100,000 it takes to house one teen for a year in lock up.
Your investment in our youth will build a bright future.
Other ways to give
Check or Money Order
If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to:
The Peacemaking Institute
P.O. Box 14041
Seattle, WA 98225
Please include a return address for your tax-deductible receipt.
Planned giving includes donation options such as IRA Charitable Rollovers, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Charitable Bequests. With gift planning, you can provide long-lasting support for our organization while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Contact us 781-346-5040 to learn more.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Ask your employer about corporate matching gifts to charitable organizations. It’s an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution.
Consult your human resources department to find out whether your company has a matching gift program.
If it does, your employer can provide you with a form to fill out and send to us with your donation. Some companies have on-line options as well.
We will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to The Peacemaking Institute.
Benevity Charitable Donation
Your contribution to the Peacemaking Institute will help us support and change many young people’s and families’ lives who are touched by the criminal justice system. Thank you for your support! PMI is registered with Benevity.
Consider a healthier way to treat youthful offenders, one rooted in love.
“How can we live together without harming each other? And what do we do when harms occur? To respond to these questions, the criminal justice system relies primarily on the threat of punishment to prevent harm and the execution of punishment to change harmful behavior. In other words, it uses a system of external controls to maintain social order. This method exerts “power over” — the power of state authority over individuals — to react to crime and to make society safe. Circles, on the other hand, engage “power with” — the power of people and communities to connect positively, to confront harms, to address deeper causes, and to seek transformation.”
Excerpt from the book:
Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community
by Barry Stuart, Kay Pranis & Mark Wedge