Glendale Community College’s Restorative Justice Center is dedicated to creating a pathway into higher education for formerly incarcerated individuals. We aim to support our students in their matriculation and graduation goals by providing services which address their academic and non-academic needs. This will allow them to achieve educational and personal empowerment. We hope to challenge the stigmas associated with incarceration while providing a safe space on campus where students can network with others. We aim to assist students as they navigate the educational system and develop the necessary skills to thrive in a college setting. Education is an extremely powerful tool for transformation and rehabilitation as well as a crucial component in the fight to reduce recidivism. We are devoted to helping guide formerly incarcerated students in their quest for knowledge and a better life.