Our program director, Joseph Lauren, speaks about his journey.
On May 10, 2020, Joseph Lauren, our program director, and Michael Van Dusen, a board member, met with the four residents living at RJHO’s first home in south Etobicoke, Ontario. Over chocolate banana cake and a box of Tim Bits, they spoke about their experiences before and since living in the home.
In November 2016, a Restorative Justice conference took place at Trinity St. Paul’s in Toronto. In February 2020, four residents moved into RJHO’s first house. Here’s how.
“Restorative justice” defines a significant part of our organization’s name: Restorative Justice Housing Ontario. Together, the two words signify making up for harm caused by crime and working towards positive and just relationships within communities.