Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2012. He interned at the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law […]
Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. "Juvies," narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten "Human […]
This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. They are leveraging programs that combine youth empowerment with job skills in Green jobs and food production to reduce juvenile […]
Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department. In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well. During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as […]
Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of. Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope. Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 […]
Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, particularly related to the work of aligning a groups practices with their stated values and purpose. Working across the US and internationally, Matthew has offered […]
Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as well as War, his account of the year he spent with Tim Hetherington at […]
Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney he worked as a prosecutor "inside the system." He learned much during those years but looking back […]
Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Umbreit has also served as a Fellow of the International Centre for Healing and the […]
Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component. She has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She is faculty during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute's internationally-attended courses […]
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