Sean Goode and Choose 180's Transformation Through Choice

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“If we were to say some of these apples are good, and some of these apples are bad, that’s very much the truth but if the tree is planted in a place that doesn’t allow it to be fruitful for all, then we should uproot the thing and plant something new that allows us to eat with equity.”

Last week, I spoke with Sean Goode, the director of Choose 180, a community-based organization in Seattle that provides a restorative alternative to the criminal legal system and empowers young people to realize their potential. Sean and I discuss:

  • the difference between solving problems and creating possibilities,
  • the value of collaborating with system partners to achieve transformative change,
  • the importance of organizations reflecting the communities they serve,
  • and the reasons why restorative justice is more equitable, empathetic, and effective than the predominant retributive system.

Read more about Choose 180:

In the Seattle Times

On their website