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ORGANIZATION/AGENCY: Red Hook Peacemaking Program
88 Visitation Place
New York 11231
Associate Director, Peacemaking Program
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA SERVED: Brooklyn
FOCUS AREA(S): Criminal Justice - Youth, Criminal Justice - Adult, Victim Supports and Services, Youth - Prevention Programming, Schools K-12, Community Justice / Community Building, Racial Reconciliation / Historical Harms
OTHER FOCUS AREA: Family conflicts and neighbor conflicts
Red Hook Peacemaking Program
Peacemaking circles are based on a Native American Navajo Nation approach to conflict resolution between parties, where parties are brought together to heal relationships and come to consensus. Outside of circles, participants use healing steps and personal advancement sessions to also work on themselves and their own goals between sessions. These sessions are facilitated by staff, volunteers or interns.
NUMBER OF PAID STAFF: 2 full-time dedicated staff; support provided by other onsite program staff and interns/volunteers
APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CASES PER YEAR: 100
APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED: 300 per year
APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS PER YEAR: Approximately 20-30 new volunteer Peacemakers are trained each year.