Insights From Anthony, Youth Keeper from NY (From Oakland, 2017)

In this mini-interview we spoke with Anthony from Brooklyn, NY, whose work as a youth facilitator in his school is expanding to training others. He shares his opinion on what restorative justice is, and what it look and feels like.

Anthony also speaks to a workshop he attended during the conference called "Finding Power in Darkness".

From the NACRJ conference in Oakland, CA. 2017

Honoring the roots of restoration and transformation starts with acknowledging ancestral wisdom. Jerry Tello is Co-Founder of the National Compadres Network and Director, National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute and author of the new book, Recovering Your Sacredness

In this potent keynote, thanks to the NACRJ and RJOY Oakland for the conference in 2017 in Oakland, "Moving Restorative Justice from Margins to Center", Jerry calls out imperative question, who is blessing our children? Whose justice is this? And blends humor and precise, lived wisdom in this 45 minute keynote.

Credits to the incredible Jerry Tello

Jerry's new book is Recovering Your Sacredness


And to the NACRJ and RJOY

Key Themes from Dialogue: How the Connection Practice works, stories from the field, scalability and fears, racial and ideological strife, working with children

Rita Marie Johnson shares how the Connection Practice supports restorative justice practices and conflict resolution by creating safe spaces for uncovering the root of why harms are done, and helping all involved to find connection points via empathy, insight, and coherence.

She draws on her depth of experience in a lifetime dedicated to peacebuilding.Rita Marie Johnson is creator of the Connection Practice.

She is founder and CEO of Rasur Foundation International, which sponsors the Connection Practice.

In 2009, she initiated a Ministry for Peace bill in Costa Rica, which passed in 2009.

Her book, Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results is an Amazon bestseller.

Restorative Justice on the Rise

Media That Matters: Public Dialogue On Justice

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