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RJI Recruiting Board Members

RJI Recruiting Board Members

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.

Grief and Grieving Community Building Circles

Grief and Grieving Community Building Circles

“I exist somewhere between the pain of your death and the joy of your life”. -Author Unknown

Restorative Justice Initiative is offering two community building circles for our network on Grief and Grieving.

Storytelling for Collective Healing

Storytelling for Collective Healing

Dear Friends! We are looking for your help in nominating outstanding storytellers and artists for a unique opportunity.  Restorative Justice Initiative and Conspiring for Good are collaborating on a creative endeavor, “Storytelling for Collective Healing.” We are...

Restorative Circles For Multiracial Democracy

Restorative Circles For Multiracial Democracy

I believe that circles can be a powerful space in which Americans can build trust and connection with one another, affirm their core values and enhance their understanding of racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and other forces that are deployed to tear our communities apart. Perhaps most importantly, circles can also be a space in which we learn how to take action to counter these forces and foster a culture of belonging in the communities where we live and work.

In Case You Missed Our Seventh Anniversary Benefit …

In Case You Missed Our Seventh Anniversary Benefit …

On June 15, 2022 we gathered with our supporters and community partners at Project Farmhouse in Manhattan to celebrate seven years of Restorative Justice Initiative! In a program emceed by Rev. Keyonn Wright-Sheppard we honored two inspiring leaders with whom we are...

We Already Have The Solutions

We Already Have The Solutions

Community member and practitioner Chiquita S. Williams reflects on restorative justice as a way forward in the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting.

Launching Our Youth Advocacy Council

Launching Our Youth Advocacy Council

Our hope is to bring together a group of young, New York City residents who are excited to center the presence, participation, and leadership of youth within Restorative Justice through a year-long program focusing on the intersection of grassroots community building and advocacy.

Seventh Anniversary Celebration and Benefit

Seventh Anniversary Celebration and Benefit

Please join us for our anniversary celebration and benefit fundraiser! June 15th, 2022 6:30-9:00pmProject Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street, New York, NY Honoring Susan Shah and Mariame Kaba Sponsored by:Project NIAThe Schlesinger Family FoundationTrinity Church Wall...

4th Annual Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches

4th Annual Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches

The Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI) and The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) have been teaming up with various community and government groups since January 2019 to convene New Yorkers from all...