Blue Hills Restorative Justice Program

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

Blue Hills Neighborhood Association

Program Summary:

The Restorative Justice Program involves a holistic approach to personal development and economic stability for at-risk and identified vulnerable youths, ages (13-17) in Central Kansas City, MO. Using the evidence-based Theory of Change model as outlined by The Annie E. Casey Foundation (Theory of Change: A Practical Tool For Action, Results and Learning), Blue Hills Neighborhood Association Restorative Justice Program seeks to  provide a pathway of change program that encompasses practical cognitive behavioral and conflict resolution skills, coupled with workforce readiness and retention strategies that discourage negative interactions with family members, law enforcement, peers and individuals in their communities.

Areas of focus include:

  • Facilitating entry-level employment opportunities for youth (career options, on-the-job training and entrepreneurship readiness).

  • Bringing together youth and local law enforcement (increase trust and encourage open dialogue).

  • Working readiness workshops (mock interviews, resume building, and job seeking skills).

  • Providing a social support system comprised of nurturing and competent adults and peers   (career coaching, adult/peer mentoring, community interaction officers).

  • Teaching financial responsibility (budgeting and financial management skills).

  • Encouraging healthy relationship behaviors (conflict resolution, healthy relationship processes, social and interpersonal skills).

Program Addresses: 

Blue Hills Neighborhood Association
5309 Woodland Ave.● Kansas City, MO 64110

816-333-7232 ●


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    Transition Zone, Inc.
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