The FDR Project is grateful for the input and guidance provided by crime survivors and those who serve them, justice and allied professionals, and other partners to fulfill this important mission. These key informants have helped ensure that all Project resources are survivor-centered and trauma-informed. This means recognizing, respecting, and addressing crime survivors’ autonomy and individual circumstances; and understanding the profound impact that trauma has on individuals and communities affected by crime in program and policy development.
Through the participation in and the promotion of justice reform initiatives and restorative justice practices, the FDR Project works to ensure that crime survivors always have “a place at the table” of justice and community safety. The FDR Project partners with many organizations and coalitions that assist crime survivors, justice-involved individuals, and traditionally-marginalized people and communities to improve access to and the quality of services to all who are affected by crime. This includes recognition of the fact that acute and chronic victimization and trauma often create a harmful “pathway” to becoming justice-involved for children, adolescents, and adults.