The Restorative Project is a community-based organization whose mission is to create safer neighborhoods
in the inner-city by changing the way young people deal with trauma. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and thrive, and we work tirelessly with communities and systems to advance Equity and lasting forms of safety in a holistic way.
Our team is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about making a difference. We collaborate with community partners, volunteers, and donors to create a network of support that empowers individuals and communities to overcome the effects of trauma. Together, we are working towards a world where everyone has access to the resources necessary to heal.
Our goal is to help victims of violence with services and support. Our services are provided by a wide range of partners and agencies committed to the cause of making our communities safe for all its citizens regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. And our partnerships are local state and federal.
Stick talk is an Evidence-Based program model that helps build capacity to respond to urban gun violence without criminalizing firearm possession or defaulting to abstinence-based approaches to firearms. With This model, Youth congregate in a circle and openly discuss their experiences with gun uses as a means of learning safer and effective modalities of engaging their peers within their communities.
Our Outreach team works tirelessly to connect with youth most impacted by violence, so that we can create effective strategies to reduce their risk of further becoming victims and or perpetrators of gun violence. Our partnerships with stakeholders, foundations and local businesses presents us with the opportunity to provided these youth with job and skills trainings that help them to reduce their risk of trauma and harm.
Youth Mentorship Program
C.H.A.N.G.E. Youth Mentoring is a program designed by TRP's Founder & Executive Director Bilaal Evans, as a means of bringing together Black and Brown Youth throughout the Chicagoland area, and to show them the strength they possess in discovering the true meaning of "Brotherhood" Its premise is based on the reality that we are stronger together as a collective.