Since 2015, we have been NYC’s first and only initiative dedicated to increasing support for projects and policies grounded in the philosophy of restorative justice. We’re looking to bring 2-3 new members onto our Board of Directors in April 2024 to serve 3-year terms.
.”..Restorative justice has been practiced in Black and Indigenous communities for a long, long, long, long time. Even before colonization got here, right?”
John Ducksworth was born in Harlem, USA attending the New York City Public school system. He has acquired an Associate Degree from Dutchess Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from State University of New York, a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary with a concentration in counseling and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in management and organization.
On Wednesday, May 24th, RJI’s Senior Coordinator of Training and Youth Programming, Anooj Bhandari, testified at a New York City Council budget hearing. The hearing (held via videoconference) began at 10:00AM and public testimony stretched late into the night. Anooj described the night as “stressful” and repetitive testimony about police abuse as “heartbreaking.” Some of the young people said that they had to miss their final exams in order to testify.