NACRJ Conference Sponsorship Opportunity

Mar 5, 2024 | Events and Learning Opportunities, News and Updates

Restorative Justice Initiative invites restorative justice practitioners and advocates to apply for sponsorship to cover the costs of attending the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in Washington, D.C. (July 29 – August 1, 2024). Sponsorship will include the conference registration fee (regular member rate) plus train fare and lodging at the conference hotel. Some meals are included in the conference registration fee, but you will be responsible for any additional per diem costs that you accrue during your time at the conference. We will be sponsoring three practitioners/advocates to attend this year’s conference.

Applicants should already be engaged in restorative practices and/or movement-building in the New York Metropolitan Area. If you are affiliated with a school, organization or agency, please make sure that they are not able to reimburse your expenses before applying. Sponsorship recipients will be asked to participate in up to eight hours of movement-building activities with RJI after the conference which may include:  speaking at public events, writing a blog post, collaborating to create digital media content, offering trainings and/or introductory workshops.   

To apply, please submit written answers (limited to 1000 words or less) or video* (limited to 10 minutes or less) responding to the following questions: 

  • How has your personal experience shaped your drive to work with restorative justice/ restorative practice?
  • How will you use this conference to further your purpose to build and impact your community
  • Have you submitted a proposal to present at the conference and if so, please briefly describe your proposal?

Applications should be emailed to by March 22, 2024. The top 6 applications selected, will be asked to interview with a member of our staff. 

*Any applicant who wishes to apply but is not able to submit a written or video application, may request an interview–which can be held in-person or via video–in which we will ask you these same questions and record your answers.

Priority will be given to applicants that are young adults (18-25), returning citizens, survivors of violence, people who are gender non-conforming, people with disabilities and people engaged in grassroots community organizing and people working in sectors where restorative justice/practice has not yet been adopted but could have significant impact.