The Healing Justice Program is seeks to change our system of justice from a paradigm of retribution to one of healing and transformative justice that seeks to restore wholeness to individuals and communities.
This new system is informed by Quaker philosophy, by models developed in Indigenous communities and other Communities of Color, and by prisoners and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
AFSC is active with Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and is working for a moratorium on executions in Missouri.
Kadi (far right), her two sisters, and their father, with a photo of their mother who was deported in 2002.
The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights Program, the New Jersey base of the Healing Justice Program, and the online home for the New York Metro Internship Project.
The Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, providing legal representation in challenging immigration cases and also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. The program responds to myths about immigrants through presentations and media work.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.