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RJIs COVID-19 Reflections

RJIs COVID-19 Reflections

Dear Community, 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...

San Francisco’s Progressive DA is an Advocate of Restorative Justice

San Francisco’s Progressive DA is an Advocate of Restorative Justice

NPR recently aired an interview with Chesa Boudin, San Francisco's newest District Attorney, who narrowly won the race on a platform of radically overhauling how that office handles crime and punishment.  He also promises to launch what could become the nation's...

NACRJ Conference Host City Application Planning

In September, a group of New Yorkers gathered to discuss the possibility of applying to host the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in New York in 2023. Please join us for a second gathering where we hope to widen our circle and...

RJ Program used in police beating case aims to bridge divides

RJ Program used in police beating case aims to bridge divides

In 2018, leaked body camera footage showed an Asheville, North Carolina, police officer beating and using a stun gun on pedestrian Johnnie Rush. Last month, former officer Chris Hickman pleaded guilty to assaulting Rush and received a sentence of 12 months of...

Repairing Justice

In case you missed it, over the Summer WNYC's On The Media aired a three-part series called Repairing Justice. The first segment, Repairing Justice: The Prosecutor, takes a closer look at the “progressive prosecutor” movement — from neighborhood politics to local...

Dylan Marron’s TED Talk

Empathy is not Endorsement As a follow-up to our recent post about an episode from On the Media called "How to Fix the Internet" we want to share a related TED Talk by Dylan Marron. Marron is a writer, performer and video maker. He has racked up millions of views for...

RJ and Juvenile Justice in Washington D.C.

On July 2, NPR aired two stories highlighting Washington D.C.'s move toward restorative justice within their juvenile justice system. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has created a restorative justice conferencing program within his office--an unusual and somewhat...