Nov 9, 2021 | Messages from Mika, Not Quite RJ But Related
One thing is certain, during the primary in June and last week in the general election, rising crime rates and public safety were at the forefront of New York City voters’ minds. But can our elected officials deliver what we really want?
Apr 20, 2021 | Messages from Mika, News and Updates
One of the most common misunderstandings is that the goal of restorative justice is to restore justice.
Feb 24, 2021 | Messages from Mika, News and Updates
You may have seen some news reports this week and last about the disposition of the now infamous Amy Cooper case, in which it was described as restorative justice.
Nov 3, 2020 | Messages from Mika, News and Updates
As I begin Election Day 2020, a day that’s sure to be filled with frantic prognostication and analysis in the media, I am asking myself, what does restorative practice have to offer in this moment?
Jun 15, 2020 | Messages from Mika, News and Updates, Seeking Restorative Justice
In 2014 two rookie officers with the NYPD shot a Black man to death on a weekday afternoon on a busy commercial street outside my office window. A pedestrian was also injured by a stray bullet that day.
Mar 26, 2020 | Messages from Mika, News and Updates
First of all, how are you doing? (Hint, there’s no right answer.) Over the past week and a half my inbox has been flooded with messages from organizational leaders attempting to be reassuring, informative and/or inspiring. This has got me reflecting on who we think of as leaders, what we expect from them and why?