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Announcing Our New NACRJ Board Vice President, Thalia González!

April 30, 2024

Thalia joined the NACRJ Board in November 2022 and assumed the role of Vice President in March 2024. She is a Professor of Law at the University of California College of Law and a Senior Scholar in the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center where she leads national research and policy…

Remembering Mary Johnson-Roy

April 23, 2024

NACRJ honors the memory of Mary Johnson-Roy who recently passed away on March 27, 2024 at the age of 71. In 1993, Mary Johnson’s only son, 20-year-old Laramiun Byrd, was murdered. The perpetrator was 16-year-old Oshea Israel who received a 25 year sentence for second degree murder. Mary visited Oshea in prison many years later,…

Announcing the 2024 NACRJ conference theme, tracks and call for breakout session proposals

Announcing the 2024 NACRJ Conference Theme, Tracks & Call for Breakout Session Proposals!

November 5, 2023

NACRJ is pleased to announce a call for breakout session proposals for the 9th National Conference, set to take place in Washington, D.C. from July 29-August 1, 2024. We are seeking dynamic and engaging presenters to share their insights, experiences, and expertise with our diverse audience. Check out the Call for Proposals to learn more…

Former NACRJ board president Sheryl R. Wilson interviewed for university of Minnesota alumni article

Former NACRJ President Sheryl R. Wilson interviewed for University of Minnesota Alumni Article

October 11, 2023

Former NACRJ Board President Sheryl R. Wilson was interviewed about her restorative justice journey for an article in Minnesota Alumni, the University of Minnesota alumni publication. She discusses the complexities, challenges and rewards of her career in restorative justice, as well as how she found her way to NACRJ! Mrs. Wilson served on the NACRJ…

Read this seminal article co-authored by NACRJ board president Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead

Read This Seminal Article Co-Authored by NACRJ Board President Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead

October 4, 2023

We encourage you to read this article from the International Catalan Institute for Peace, “The restorative justice path to healing our communities” by Teiahsha Bankhead, Director and CEO of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth and NACRJ Board President, and Rachel V. Brown, Executive Director of The Every Mikkle Foundation. This article reviews how restorative justice…

Join Us in Welcoming Faith Watkins to the NACRJ Team!

September 28, 2023

Join us in welcoming Faith Watkins to the NACRJ team! Faith comes to NACRJ as a master of social work student at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. She lives in Austin, Texas where her passion for social justice work was ignited while volunteering for a local syringe exchange outreach program. She has taught Compassionate…

Meet new NACRJ event coordinator Robyn Pratt

Meet New NACRJ Event Coordinator, Robyn Pratt!

September 20, 2023

Hi NACRJ Family! My name is Robyn Pratt (she/her) and I am the new NACRJ Event Coordinator! I currently live in Durham, North Carolina where I get the pleasure of being called daughter, sister, god mom, & cousin to many. I come to this role with more than 5 years of event planning experience centered…

Important update regarding revised dates for the 2024 NACRJ conference

Important Update Regarding Revised Dates for the 2024 NACRJ Conference

September 20, 2023

New Conference Dates: July 29-August 1, 2024 Due to unforeseen circumstances, and in support of our commitment to ensuring the accessibility and success of the event for attendees, we have made the decision to reschedule (adjust) the conference dates. The conference venue remains unchanged, and it will still be hosted at the Marriott Marquis in…

Join Us in Welcoming New NACRJ Team Member, Amanda Mitchell!

Join Us in Welcoming New NACRJ Team Member, Amanda Mitchell!

September 1, 2023

Since assuming her position in May, Amanda has already had a significant impact. Serving as our primary point of contact for NACRJ members, she aids in the development and navigation of membership accounts, and addresses inquiries from both existing and potential members. Additionally, as an integral part of her role, Amanda provides support to various…

NACRJ advisory council member Dr. Sandra Pavelka receives national award for her work with crime survivors

NACRJ Advisory Council Member Dr. Sandra Pavelka Receives National Award for Her Work with Crime Survivors

August 29, 2023

Congratulations to NACRJ Advisory Council Member and Law & Policy Committee Chair Dr. Sandra Pavelka for her recent award for her work with marginalized and underserved youth, including crime survivors. Dr. Pavelka received the Lois Haight Award of Excellence and Innovation from the Congressional Crime Survivors and Justice Caucus. As a leader in the juvenile…

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