“The Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco puts hardened criminals – including thieves and murderers – in charge of their own recovery and it doesn’t take a penny in grant money from the United States government.
Instead the residents support themselves – and each other – by running a string of businesses including a gourmet restaurant. It is a 500-strong family, and – much like a normal family – the punishment for those who step out of line is washing the dishes.” Read more..
What a fantastic concept, and it works because everything is done to meet the resident’s needs for status, meaning, a feeling of being stretched, feeling part of a wider community, attention, control and security.
Perhaps this is the answer to our current prison crisis!
Posted by: Eleanor