Scott County’s Drug Court is one example of “restorative justice.” Instead of going to prison, drug offenders can enter a long-term, intensive process of recovery, mentoring, and accountability. It is a secular government program. Even so, it enacts Christian faith values.
Every Friday Drug Court convenes. The Friday I visited, Judge Marlita Greve presided. It was intense–a powerful mixture of grace and consequences, honest self-reflection and personal transformation.
On Thursday evening, May 7, Quad Cities Interfaith will host a community meeting on restorative justice and ways people of faith can work together to advance our values in the area of criminal justice.
I will be in attendance, as QCI’s Faith Leaders Caucus chairperson. Email me if you are interested in coming too. -PC