PHILIP MELENDEZ, OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

Philip Melendez is the Los Angeles Outreach Associate for Re:store Justice. Phil recently returned home in September of 2017. While inside, he facilitated many self-help and restorative programs, mentored neglected and traumatized youth, and organized numerous events linking community members with incarcerated people at San Quentin. He's passionate about sharing his experience and the knowledge he acquired along his journey to ensure that no one takes that same path.

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First Father's Day Home

First Father's Day Home

Growing up with a father who was in and out of prison taught me that committing crime was normal. I learned that criminal values were more important than family values. While my father was away I never knew how to contact him. This left me confused and alone to figure out why he chose crime over me. Issues I developed from my father being in prison led me to adopt…