Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)

Oakland, CA

CURYJ logoFounded in 2011, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice works to interrupt the cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and empowering young people that have been impacted directly and indirectly by the criminal justice system to make positive changes in their lives and prepare them to become the community leaders of today. Projects Homies 4 Justice, Aztlan Beautification Movement, and Life Coaching currently serve Latino and African American boys and young men in school, juvenile detention, and community settings through the La Cultura Cura framework, using culturally rooted healing circles, ceremonies, and rites of passage activities for character and leadership development.

Under the Empowerment Projects initiative, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice will strengthen its healing-centered programming and restorative-justice approaches to help young people of color thrive in Alameda County, CA.

Grant award: $450,000