On the Transformative Justice Process
Transformative Justice goals, principals, and application developed through their work confronting child sexual abuse. This organization has been a cornerstone contribution to the development of transformative justice.
From the Toolkit: "This Toolkit promotes an approach called community-based interventions to violence or what some call community accountability or transformative justice as a way to break isolation and to create solutions to violence from those who are most affected by violence – survivors and victims of violence, friends, family and community. It asks us to look to those around us to gather together to create grounded, thoughtful community responses. It builds on our connections and caring rather than looking at solutions that rely only on separation and disconnections from our communities. It invites us to involve even those who harm us as potential allies in stopping that harm and as active partners in deeply changing attitudes and behaviors towards a solution to violence. It expands the idea of violence and its solutions from that between individuals to one that includes communities – both close and intimate communities and the broader communities of which we are a part.
Describes cases where Communities United Against Abuse, in Seattle, utilized community accountability strategies in response to harm done. Best practices developed through observation and description of cases, obstacles in implementing strategies, and responses to those obstacles included.
Articles accessed for free (though you can also buy the issue) here. Description of issue: "critically examines grassroots efforts, cultural interventions, and theoretical questions regarding community-based strategies to address gendered violence. This collection encapsulates a decade of local and national initiatives led by or inspired by allied social movements that reflect the complexities of integrating the theory and practice of community accountability"
BATJC offers a rich list of resources on community accountability models, transformative justice in action, and understanding and responding to trauma.