Women at Grand Valley Institution for Women need caring people like you. You can help with activities including crafts, games and sports. If you are:

  • An open-minded, mature man or woman (25+ years old)
  • Have your own transportation
  • Available Tuesdays 6-9 pm
  • Can make a one-year commitment

This program, Stride Night, is administered through Community Justice Initiatives (CJI), a non-profit organization known world-wide as having started the first Restorative Justice program. They provide services in conflict resolution, group support for persons impacted by sexual trauma, and reintegration support for women returning to the community from prison through a weekly community engagement program (Stride Night) and reintegration support circles.

All of CJI’s programs are founded on principles of Restorative Justice, a way of addressing conflict and crime that engages the person who caused the harm, people who were affected by the harm, and the community.

Contact Peggy La Flamme at 519-744-6549, ext. 208 or email peggyl@cjiwr.com to set up a pre-screening interview before training. For more information, click here.