We must always remain guided by the knowledge, experience and needs of those most affected by crime.
The Insight Development Group (IDG) is a community based transformative education, and restorative justice dialogue program serving the adults in custody housed at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. Originally founded by four inmates under the guidance of the institution's chaplain in 2009, IDG was created by offenders, for offenders, as an opportunity to explore more deeply the causes, and impacts of their harms upon victims and the greater community. Additionally, the program was created to help offenders generate higher levels of personal accountability, and offer opportunities for restoration.
IDG at this time is entirely volunteer based! Our volunteers are comprised of conflict resolvers, criminal justice experts, psychologists, social workers, victims of crime, returning inmate members, and many others motivated by the hope that helping inmates take accountability and action will lead to increased restoration, and decreased recidivism.