One of the most common misunderstandings is that the goal of restorative justice is to restore justice.
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.
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?
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.
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?
In any given week, we’re talking to RJ practitioners, students, survivors, funders, advocates, researchers, journalists and others who are interested in learning more and making connections.