In October 2020, Reimagining Justice Inc. launched Passaic County’s first Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program in partnership with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. The name of our community based violence intervention program is entitled the PATERSON HEALING COLLECTIVE.
The goals of our HVIP are as follows:

  • To promote individual and community healing from trauma
  • To reduce retaliation, re-injury, and arrest
  • To stop the cycle of violence and trauma ravaging our communities
  • To help those affected by violence lead healthy, productive lives
  • To address the root causes of violence and despair—racism, structural violence, and inequity
Since we launched our program, we have provided victim services to over 100 victims of violence in the city of Paterson, NJ.
“The staff has tons of caring people.”
“The best part of the program was being able to have someone that cares about me by my bedside.”

Reimagining Justice Inc.’s Resilience Groups- Reimagining Justice Scholars

Since 2017, Reimagining Justice Inc has partnered with Newark Board of Education and Paterson Board of Education to bring socio emotional and social justice programming to youth. Our resilience circles and mentoring program have helped over 50 youth become connected to caring adults who have advocated on their behalf and support them in the community. Our program has helped youth graduate, lessen truancy and improve self-esteem. Reimagining Justice Scholars have gone onto post-secondary education.
The Goals of our Reimagining Justice Scholars Programs are the following:
  • Lessen truancy
  • Provide students with coping skills
  • Increase self esteem
  • Lessen drop-out rates
  • Increase school engagement