This 13-week, bilingual recovery and reconciliation program uses group study sessions, panel discussions, and Fr. Richard Rohr’s book Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps to transform the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of incarcerated men and women. It helps participants talk honestly and frankly with an experienced facilitator about life, addictions, God, and change. The textbook contains epigrams (quotes and biblical passages), essays, and questions that are discussed and evaluated during two-hour sessions. These sessions help participants take stock of their lives and actions, admit shortcomings, and seek reconciliation of wrongs in order to face the challenges ahead. The entire curriculum is spread over 26 sessions.
Finding the Way to Restorative Justice has seven goals: