General Admission 6:45 PM – $75

Doors open for seating at 6:45 PM

Authors’ Panel Discussion

Audience Q & A

Authors’ Book Signing

Local Merchant Door Prizes

VIP Pre-Party (5:30 – 6:45 PM) – $150

Exclusive Appetizers from 6 Local Restaurants

Art Showcase by Juvenile Hall Youth

Meet & Greet with Authors & Dignitaries.

First access to premier parking tickets

Local-Merchant Door Prizes

Preferred Seating for Authors’ Panel Discussion &

Authors’ Book Signing

Our professional staff and an army of volunteers offer programs, services, homes & relationships that empower mind-body-spirit & community transformation.

We Believe...

  • Violence is not a solution to any problem
  • Every person is endowed with a sacred dignity
  • Every person is capable of changing, healing, and being restored


  • The Bridge Cafe is a nonprofit social enterprise cafe run by Restorative Partners.
  • A business whose primary purpose is addressing a social challenge, rather than creating profit for owners or shareholders.
  • On-the-job training and certification for justice-involved individuals in partnership with Cuesta College. This creates employment options to the clients we serve and others who are justice-involved.

Thank you to our Bridging The Gap event sponsors for their support!

Our Approach

Restorative Partners practices Restorative justice, an approach to crime - or wrongdoing - that centers on:

  • The harm that has been done to people and relationships
  • The obligations and responsibilities this harm creates
  • Justice that involves wrongdoers, victims and community members in efforts to heal the harm and right the wrong

Restorative justice acknowledges our interconnectedness as human beings.

We Pledge To...

  • Respect the dignity of every person
  • Overcome violence with love and compassion
  • Accompany and support anyone affected by crime on their healing journey
  • Be an instrument of restoration, forgiveness, and reconciliation