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Mission Statement
The Mission of the Brian Eddie Foundation, Inc. is to offer programs, services and activities based on Restorative Justice principles to address the needs of young people at risk, to foster and promote a culture of peace within the community and to encourage healing in those victimized by crime. To educate people on crime prevention and provide opportunities to awaken a spirit of caring and involvement in the general public, building a more tolerant and safer community.

Goal Statement
Our Goal is to improve the attitudes and capabilities of our at risk youth and young adults, providing support and education that emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for their lives, resolving problems in a non-violent manner and treating others with dignity and respect. We also strive to improve the attitudes of the public in general and recruit the support of community members helping at risk youth and young adults to become a contributing member of that community.
The Brian Eddie Foundation, Inc. promotes Restorative Justice by encouraging community ownership through local involvement, the development and implementation of programs that reflect community values and seek to transform community perception, relationships and prejudices. Community and personal safety as well as peace are at the core of the Restorative Justice philosophy. We believe that we all have a responsibility to make our world and community less violent and a better place to live.

Vision Statement
We envision a community taking a proactive stand on crime, advocating prevention measures and seeking to achieve the ultimate goal of reducing crime and building a better, safer place to live.

Core Values
  • We believe that every human life is sacred, full of potential, and worthy of love.
  • We believe that peace is of the utmost importance to everyone and begins when we respect each other, our world and ourselves.
  • We believe that we can lessen the incidence of violence by pulling together and working for a common goal to teach peace.
  • We believe in treating others with kindness and respect, and by doing so we promote peace within ourselves and in our communities.
    We believe in the power of forgiveness, recognizing it as a process, encouraging and helping to facilitate this process in individuals.
  • We are committed to showing young people positive alternatives to destructive lifestyles.
  • We believe that crime causes harm to individuals and communities and creates an obligation to repair that harm.
  • We believe that those most affected by crime, the victims, community members and the offender should all be encouraged to play an active part in the justice process.
  • We are committed to cultivating an attitude of peace, encouraging teamwork and respect for one another, by setting an example of good character and integrity.
  • We are committed to spreading a message of non-violence to those in need of guidance, compassion and respect, sharing God's unconditional love and acknowledging that we are all one in the eyes of God.
  • We believe that diversity is an opportunity to learn from one another and appreciate every individual's intelligence and contribution.
  • We believe in personal accountability and value the lessons learned through individual responsibility.
  • We believe that crime is a community problem and requires a community-based solution.
  • We believe in the power of community as a source of strength and wisdom.
  • We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe and we're committed to creating a community with less violence making it a better place to live.

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