Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice Program

The Restorative Justice Program will recruit and service those individuals between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age who had or have some contact with the criminal justice system in need of support service or diversionary interventions.

Focus of Services:
• Victim, Offender and Community Mediation
• Repairing Harm Caused by Crime
• Counseling
• Life skill development
• Mentoring
• Workforce development and other life-enhancing resources

Westside Location: 4041 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60624
Monday thru Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm

For all referrals and information concerning the Restorative Justice Program, please contact Dr. Leo’nard M. Johnson at (773) 542-9900 or via email at

Support Services

  • Assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling (Individual/family)
  • Education Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Housing Assistance
  • Intact families 
  • Life Skill Coaching
  • Parent Site Visits /Coaching, as well as referral services for:  Physical/Mental Health Services
  • Legal Services
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Substance Abuse Services Extended Family Support
  • TANF Assistance
  • Unite Us Referral Services

Innovative Supportive Housing

It takes a village to raise children; therefore with advocating on the local, state, and federal levels; Sankofa Intergenerational House was designed to be a vital part of the village especially for grandparents/ kinship caregivers raising children and was dubbed by grandparents as: “Miracle on 12th Street”.  Sankofa House doors opened in 2008 and its 1st family was a 73-year-old raising her two grandchildren who’re still residents. This 58 unit housing facility is an innovative intergenerational supportive housing facility designed for grandparents/ kinship caregivers raising children and youth aging out of foster care.

Empowerment Programs

  • Daily Computer Lab
  • Weekly Parenting Empowerment Classes
  • Weekly Male Mentoring Support Groups
  • Weekly Anger Management Classes for Men and Women
  • Monthly Grandparent /Kinship Caregivers Raising Children Support Groups
  • Restorative Justice Circles for 16-24-year-old Males
  • Healthy Food Demonstrations

For a full list of services and/or referrals, please contact our offices below:

Call today and join us because “It takes a Village to Raise a Child” & Children are the reward of life – African Proverbs

We can be reached at the following:

Sankofa House – Westside Office
4041 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Office: (773) 542-9900 Fax: (9790)

Southside Office 

457 W. 79th St.

Chicago, IL 60620

Office (773) 874-7233 \7234 Fax: (7236)


Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

24 – HOUR; 7 DAYS a Week


1 (844) 669-5049