Entries by Allison

The Big Picture: Why Lobbying for Legislation to Create a Department of Peacebuilding Matters

House bill HR 808 to create a federal Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) is comprehensive, cost-effective, evidence-based and transformative legislation designed to build a culture of peace by reducing violence at all levels of society. It prescribes developing various strata of peacebuilding structure proven conducive to the nonviolent resolution of conflict. The “peace” humanity has forever craved may be possible at long last if nonviolence becomes an overarching operational organizing societal principle (what DoP is all about).

Action Tool: Support SB 2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice! (MA)

Join us for another Virtual Town Hall on Restorative Justice! Last year, The Peace Alliance and Restorative Justice on The Rise played a role in supporting a successful passage in Colorado of the Restorative Justice Pilot Project (now law)! Once again, we are working steadfastly to support a similar effort in Massachussetts, with SB-2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice Practices.

Summer of PROMISE!

Friends, this Summer is a very important one for the Youth PROMISE Act (Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education). Momentum has been building in Congress, the Congressional Session ends in December, and we really need to get the bill passed before October — when Congress will be in election recess.
Our goal over the Summer is to get thousands of phone calls to Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

Action Alert: SB-2078 – Support Restorative Justice in MA!

The people of Massachusetts have an opportunity right now to help pioneer the development of one of the world’s most powerful peacebuilding tools: restorative justice.

Restorative Justice Bill SB-2078 is picking up significant momentum after a huge turnout at a House hearing recently. Sen. Jamie Eldridge introduced his bill and shared his experiences with restorative justice to a standing-room-only crowd, including Bedford’s Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, Hon. John Cratsley (ret.), and Middlesex DA Marian Ryan.