Restorative Justice Act

Restorative Justice Act Resources:

Supporters of SB 2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice Practices

Lead Sponsor: Senator Jamie Eldridge

The individuals and agencies listed below support the passage of SB 2078.

Law Enforcement Community

Acton MA Police Chief Francis J. Widmayer III
Arlington MA Police Chief Frederick Ryan
Ayer MA Police Chief William A. Murray
Bedford MA Police Chief Robert Bongiorno
Boxborough MA Police Chief Warren B. Ryder
Cambridge MA Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas
Carlisle MA Police Chief John C. Fisher
Concord MA Police Chief Barry R. Neal
Groton MA Police Chief Donald Palma, Jr.
Littleton MA Police Chief John M. Kelly
Moltonborough NH Police Chief Lenonard J.
Wetherbee, Jr. (Concord MA Police Chief, ret.)
Stow MA Police Chief William Bosworth
Wellesley MA Police Chief Terrence M. Cunningham

Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association

Arlington
Barnstable
Beverly
Boston
Brockton
Brookline
Cambridge
Chelsea
Everett
Fitchburg
Framingham
Haverhill
Holyoke
Lawrence
Lowell
Lynn
Malden
Mass. Bay
Mass. State Police
Medford
Methuen
New Bedford
Peabody
Pittsfield
Quincy
Revere
Salem
Somerville
Springfield
Taunton
Transit Authority
Waltham
Woburn
Worcester

Other Criminal Justice Agencies/Individuals

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan
First Justice Bettina Borders (Bristol County)
First Justice Jay D. Blitzman (Middlesex County)
Hon. John Cratsley (ret. Superior Court and Dist. Court)
Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion, Inc.

Human Service, Restorative Justice, Faith Groups

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Boston
Communities for Restorative Justice, Concord
Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc., Worcester
Just Circles, Dorchester
Massachusetts Catholic Conference
Massachusetts Conference of the United Church
of Christ
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Boston
Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative
Mediation & Training Collaborative, a program of Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions
Quabbin Mediation, Orange
RECONNECT/Berkshire Community Action, Pittsfield
Reinventing Justice, Greenfield
Restorative Justice and Practices of New Bedford
ROCA Inc., Chelsea and Springfield
School Mediation Associates, Watertown
Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, Roxbury
United Teen Equality Center, Lowell
Worcester Homeless Action Committee, Worcester

Universities/Academics

Religion and Conflict Transformation Program,
School of Theology, Boston University
Legal Skills in Social Context Social Justice Program,
Northeastern University School of Law
Center for Restorative Justice, Suffolk University
Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Department of Conflict Resolution,
Human Security, and Global Governance
McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global
Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Municipalities

Cambridge City Council