Mission / Vision / Values

Empowering Youth. Strengthening Community.

We envision a world in which...

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CRYJ’s programming aims to provide our community’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged youth with access to healthy and productive futures. Our restorative programming is founded on a “whole child approach,” with a deep belief that there are no throwaway youth or people – and that our communities are safer and stronger when we are able to care for each other.

CRYJ creates the opportunity for dialogue between victims, youth offenders & community volunteers – encouraging and supporting youth to take accountability for their actions while developing important skills and resiliencies. We believe all youth are an important and integral part of our community, and build our programming with a strong dedication and commitment those youth and victims who are in greatest need of hope and connection.

Our programs bring an integration of restorative programming models. We combine service-based activities, life skill workshops, and high levels of individualized adult and peer support to help youth find their strengths and move out of cycles of harm, incarceration, poverty, violence, and a lack of connection to school and community. We have worked with more than 1700 Flathead Valley youth since 2009, and continue to offer services to all youth in need.

We are based in Kalispell, Montana and work with agencies, institutions and individuals around the nation to promote restorative responses to community harm.

 

History

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1999

CRYJ started out as...

 
 
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2002

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2005

 
 
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2007