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Here’s the latest information about Restorative Justice happening in New York. Know about something you want us to share? Contact us.
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.
Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches
On February 10th, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in Long Island City, Queens, Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI) and the Roundtable Leadership Council hosted the 5th Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution at OATH; the New York City Commission on Human Rights; Project Hajra; Sahki for South Asian Women; MoMA PS1; Malikah; Queens Community Justice Center, and Community Capacity Development. The day marked the first Citywide Roundtable held in-person since January 2020, and the first Citywide Roundtable held in Queens. The well-known cultural institution, MoMA PS1, served as host and Cosponsor.
Practitioner Spotlight – Cecilia B. Loving
Every few months we will feature an interview with a restorative practitioner to uplift the folks doing the work on the ground in our communities, highlight original and emerging applications for restorative justice, and provide a better understanding of restorative practices as applied in different contexts. First up, we have Cecilia B. Loving!
Grief and Grieving Circle
Join practitioner Leslie Short and the RJI Community for our next Community Circle and Conversation on Grief and Grieving happening Tuesday, March 7th, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET. This session will focus on care for the self in times of grieving, beyond the five stages...
5th Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Practices
After a year-long hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that the Citywide Roundtable on Restorative Approaches is back! Registration is now open for the 5th Citywide Roundtable in Long Island City, Queens on February 10th, 2023. The Citywide Roundtable is a day-long,...
A Movement is a Garden
But at RJI, we are committed to sustaining an ecosystem for many types of restorative practices in NYC to spread. This means supporting dozens of organizations and hundreds of local restorative justice leaders.
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
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
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.
A School Leader’s Reflections on Finding Community During an Unpredictable Year
by Kathleen Rucker This past Friday at the NACRJ conference in Chicago, I sat in a circle with educators grappling with a range of questions and concerns related to implementing RJ in schools: How do we understand and work with staff resistance? How do we find time in...