What I saw and experienced during my upbringing instilled a lot of fear in my bones that I carried around with me into adulthood. When I encountered Restorative Justice, I was just scratching the surface of my personal healing journey. Sharing the restorative practices I learned was like a balm to my soul.
I’m out here trying to change the world, and watching my family disintegrate right in front of me. Maybe if I hadn’t spent so much time on Zoom, maybe if I spent more time visiting his room…. No one can save you but yourself, and when you live in a world without hope, it’s not crazy to lean into a life of coping. We cope with the pain, mask it or numb it, pretend it’s not there, forget with intention–because we’ve forgotten how to heal.
Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI) is looking to add 2-3 new members to our Board of Directors in April 2022 to serve 3-year terms.
On January 10, 2020, Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI), in collaboration with the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution at OATH, hosted the third in a series of convenings…