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.
As Philip V. McHarris and Thenjiwe McHarris articulated in a recent New York Times Opinion piece, “We live in a violent society, but the police rarely guarantee safety. Now more than ever is the time to divest not only from police resources but also the idea that the police keep us safe.”
Implementing Restorative Justice in Schools: Lessons Learned from Restorative Justice Practitioners in Four Brooklyn Schools
RJ Coordinators and practitioners from Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project have many insights to share about best practices for introducing restorative justice (RJ) to their communities, building sustained engagement with school discipline reform, and eradicating disparities in exclusionary school discipline.
The Center for Court Innovation recently released a report that documents how restorative approaches are currently being applied to intimate partner violence (a.k.a. domestic violence) in the United States.
With guidance from Restorative Justice Initiative, the NYC Commission on Human Rights has been working to incorporate restorative elements into the settlement of discrimination claims.