Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $200,000)
Atlanta's Community Court seeks funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Community-Based Problem Solving Criminal Justice Initiative funding stream for the purpose of expanding and enhancing its Restorative Board program. The program has been developed by implementing established principles of restorative justice, espoused by an international movement that emerged in the 1990s. Restorative justice is a philosophy that views harm and crime as violations of people and relationships. It is a holistic process that addresses the repercussions and obligations created by harm with a view to putting things as right as possible.