Welcome to NACRJ
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) employs principles of social and restorative justice seeking transformation in the ways justice questions are addressed. It promotes effective forms of justice that are equitable, sustainable and socially constructive. NACRJ serves as the parent organization for the biannual National Conference on Restorative Justice and provides members with information resources applicable to restorative and community justice theory and practice.
"Shaping Justice for the 21st Century"
5th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice held its 5th National Conference (June 1-3, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale. The opening ceremonies included the Dillard High School Drum Lime which was featured in "Drum Line" a recent documentary and vocalist Jahreal Glilnton performing "I Believe I Can Fly". Their performances provided a moving, high energy kick off to the confernece.
The video of their performances was recorded by Marc Trocchio, Assistant Principal Marina High School in Laguna, CA. ENJOY!
Dr. Cornel West
Justice for the Future
Keynote Speech on June 1, 2014 (Audio Recording)
2015 National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice
In this amazing presentation Dr. West links the "Black Prophetic Justice" movement with the emerging restorative justice movement. Both call on people to see injustice in all its manifestations and promote a more just, equitable, and loving society. Both focus on recognizing, confronting and repairing harms of injustice at all levels of society - personal, social, economic and political. As Dr. West notes, "Justice is what love looks like in public."
If you were there, you can relive the speech. If you were not, you can listen for the first time.
(Previously featured videos and audio tracks may be found at - Public Resources, Recent Videos)
Food for Thought
"Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race"
James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Feb. 12, 2015 at Georgetown University
Thank you, President DeGioia. And good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to Georgetown University. I am honored to be here. I wanted to meet with you today, as President DeGioia said, to share my thoughts on the relationship between law enforcement and the diverse communities we serve and protect. Like a lot of things in life, that relationship is complicated. Relationships often are.
Beautiful Healy Hall—part of, and all around where we sit now—was named after this great university’s 29th President, Patrick Francis Healy. Healy was born into slavery, in Georgia, in 1834. His father was an Irish immigrant plantation owner and his mother, a slave. Under the laws of that time, Healy and his siblings were considered to be slaves. Healy is believed to be the first African-American to earn a Ph.D., the first to enter the Jesuit order, and the first to be president of Georgetown University or any predominantly white university.
Given Georgetown’s remarkable history, and that of President Healy, this struck me as an appropriate place to talk about the difficult relationship between law enforcement and the communities we are sworn to serve and protect.
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Important New Tool Now Available
Click on the the link below to access the data base in an Excel spreadsheet format. The first version of this data base will remain accessible to the public.
Restorative Justice Policy and Legislation Resource, Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, College of Law, Georgia State University, December 2014.
Subsequent (updated) versions of the data base will be available to NACRJ Member once they login to the website.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CONFERENCE FACILITATORS
Location: Central Falls, RI
Organization: Family Service of Rhode Island
Maintain a caseload of conferences including scheduling, pre-conferencing, conference facilitation, and conference follow-up. Pre-conferencing includes interviewing students, families, community members, school staff and others. Conference Facilitation includes facilitating a meeting to uncover the dynamics of the “the event” and to develop, with the group, a restitution plan of restoratively appropriate responses. Conference follow-up includes coordinating with school-based and external resources to implementation of the restitution plan. Train, model, and promote the YRP-RP conferencing method with individuals and groups in the school and community. This position requires residential and community visits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Schedules and facilitates conferences and ensures satisfactory results for all conferences.
· Facilitates conferences with, usually, 4 to 12 people.
· Manages self and empathizes with others in stressful situations.
· Makes presentations to and trains groups and individuals.
· Works well with in-school professionals and staff.
· Effectively and pro-actively report to Restorative Practices Implementation Manager.
· Ability to work with and assist the Restorative Practices Specialists Team as needed.
· Ability to work with and assist Restorative Practices Student Issues and Response Team as needed.
· Ability to work with and assist Restorative Practices Implementation Manager as needed.
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RESTORATIVE COMMUNITIES MANAGER
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Location: 1541 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Reports To: Director of School Culture and Restorative Communities
Position Description: The Restorative Communities Manager is responsible for coaching and supporting school staff to effectively implement a continuum of restorative practices and systems at Partnership schools.
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SPECIALIST - RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Oakland Unified School District, CA
Department: Community Schools and Student Services, OUSD
Reports To: Assigned Supervisor
Position Description: Promote and support the OUSD Strategic Plan to create equitable opportunities for learning and success that ensure all students are college and career ready. Play an integral role in achieving the mission and goals of a Full Service Community District by providing support to schools and families. Support District-wide Restorative Justice Initiative by coordinating and implementing restorative practices to reduce racially disproportionate discipline and foster safe and supportive school environments.
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