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Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Building on our commitment to advocacy and our desire to be led by our grantees, we were thrilled when Kesi Foster, formerly the Coordinator of the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and now a Lead Organizer at Make the Road New York (MRNY), called to ask if we’d like to partner with UYC and MRNY to create a site visit for New York City Council members to learn about the power and potential of Restorative Justice as they consider expanding funding and resources in New York City schools.  

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Civil Liberties Union has published a stunning analysis of new data made public through the Student Safety Act, which requires the New York City Police Department to issue quarterly reports on arrests, summonses, and other police-involved incidents in New York City public schools.

Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

Restorative approaches to conflict have a long history rooted in cultural healing of indigenous communities. Yet, the use of restorative approaches to building community and repairing harm is relatively new in U.S. schools. Educators across the nation have many unanswered questions about best practices for introducing restorative justice (RJ) to their communities, building sustained engagement with school discipline reform, and eradicating disparities in exclusionary school discipline.

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Last month, Brooklyn Community Foundation was privileged to host the great Fania Davis on a visit to Brooklyn to meet the schools and community-based organizations partnering with us in our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

On September 24th, national and local advocates and practitioners came together at the Brooklyn Museum in front of an audience of over 200 people to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and innovative alternatives to combat this crisis. 

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.

 
Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.

Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

In this blog, Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project evaulator Anne Gregory shares lessons from her previous research and why they're critical to our success with the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

Suzanne Hitchman
Restorative Practices Coordinator, Partnership with Children

Suzanne Hitchman, Restorative Practices Coordinator at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights, shares insights from the early stages of implementation through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

Skye Roper-Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute

Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.

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