Our participants are enthusiastic about the potential for restorative justice using unitive principles to transform how we handle conflict. We are always excited to engage with new opportunities for education and outreach.
Education: a number of our members are available to speak with your organization, class, or community about the following issues:
- restorative justice
- non-hierarchical conflict resolution
- disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline from elementary to higher education
Our organization has a long-standing interest in promoting restorative justice in education. You can learn about our programs through Restorative Youth Services of Virginia (in Roanoke) here. Our members teach courses at Virginia Union University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where we advocate for RJ programming to keep young adults enrolled safely in their schools. We invested two years in a grant-funded program at Armstrong High School in Richmond Virginia. Here is what our Armstrong students had to say about that program:
Outreach: Our central goal is to offer support to our community. In addition to the programs presently in operation, we are building our capacity to offer restorative justice services in neighborhoods that seek this type of intervention and community-building process, and have community members willing to participate and to learn the process. If you’d like to collaborate on an event, an outreach project, or just get together to talk through ideas, please contact us using the link below.
Contact us to arrange a get together!