Joan Stein Jenkins
Director, Beach Cities Juvenile Diversion Project and On Path mediation
Redondo Beach, California
|Social Impact sectors I'm interested in:||
peace making/ conflict resolution/ inclusivity
|What I can offer||
I director a juvenile diversion program in an unorthodox manner: I strive to unearth and address the actual underlying reason for the offending behavior. In essence, I focus on trying to see and hear the authentic person clearly as a first step to accepting responsibility and to creating a new more empathetic life path. I have found that this approach prevents recidivism much more effectively than mere punishment. The objective is to effectively resolve criminal matter while avoiding the tarnish and consequences that can result from contact with the criminal system. And because this fosters restorative justice, I seek to make all the parties, the victim and the offender and the community, whole.