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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.

 

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.

Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.

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.

Nicole Lavonne Smith
Restorative Justice Coordinator at Sweet River Consulting

Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. 

Last year we launched an ambitious leadership initiative to change the way children are disciplined in our schools. With $1.6 million committed over four years, through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project we are bringing nonprofit experts into four pilot schools to transform the way students, teachers and leaders respond to harmful incidents on campus.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

It's March Madness at Brooklyn Community Foundation! 

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