The Restorative Justice Workgroup aims to build and create a movement that transforms minds, hearts, communities, and systems through restorative and healing cultural practices. The prioritized system changes focus on ending the school to prison to deportation pipeline. Some of the specific proposals include community conferencing, implementation of Restorative Justice in schools, healing circles in schools and in the community, community oriented policing, and a civilian oversight committee.
In the face of displacement, overcrowding, unemployment, homelessness, and a lack of economic power, parks, good food, and opportunities for meaningful participation, Equity for All works towards the “Right to Remain, Reclaim, and Thrive.” Key actions include: worker cooperatives, micro farms, affordable housing, anti-displacement policies, and community-led economic development.
At the root of the Health for All workgroup is education, access, equality, and coverage for the remaining uninsured, including undocumented immigrants. Excluding undocumented Californians from the fundamental human right of health is immoral, inhumane, and it is a threat to the health of all of our communities.
Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SABHC) is committed to addressing health inequities and improving opportunities
for a healthy, thriving Santa Ana. SABHC understands that health is directly shaped by the circumstances in which people
are born, raised, live, and work. Improving these circumstances is a collective responsibility and one that must be led by those directly affected.
While culturally rich, youthful, and hardworking, Santa Ana struggles with an array of challenges and hardships. Residents,
youth, organizations, and systems collaborate in the Equity for All, Health for All, and Restorative Justice workgroups to achieve
systems and policy changes that advance human rights, such as improved health, safety, youth development, education, economic
development, land use, and community engagement.
In May 2009, Central Santa Ana was selected as one of 14 sites to participate in The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative. This award and designation launched an unprecedented effort to engage community residents, youth, public entities, schools, businesses, service providers, and non-profit organizations in the development of a ten year plan to build a healthy Central Santa Ana.