Advisory Council

Advisory Council Committees in 2018

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NACRJ members are also invited to serve on these committees. Please contact the respective committee chair to learn more about how and when you can be involved.

 

Communications

The Communications committee is exploring options to strengthen and improve communication amongst NACRJ members and non-members. Anyone interested in supporting this mission is encouraged to join the committee.

Contact: Haley Farrar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visioning

The purpose of the Visioning committee is to convene a diverse group of RJ practitioners and academics in order to frame a vision for a more restorative world and to clarify the contribution NACRJ will make to that goal.

Contact: Rachel Cunliffe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Law and Policy 

The Law and Policy Committee will focus on legislation, law and policy relating to restorative justice and social justice in state and national governments.

Contact: Sandra Pavelka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.239-590-7835

Research and Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation Committee monitors the ongoing research and evaluation needs of NACRJ, providing support for proposed research projects within the organization as well as disseminating and evaluating current research efforts within the field of restorative justice.  

Contact: J. Renee Trombley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Higher Education

The Higher Education Policy committee seeks to develop recommendations and resource materials that encourage and provide guidance on the adoption and implementation of restorative justice practices on campuses and within departments at institutions of higher learning. 

 Contact: Jonathan Scharrer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 K-12 Education 

Our charge is to expand on the NACRJ policy statement on Restorative Justice in K-12 Education through the development of several components including belief statements, implementation guidelines and a list of resources from various national sources.  We expect our work to be done within the next month and will be submitting our recommendations to the Executive Committee.

 Contact: Lee Rush, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Advisory Council Members

The Advisory Council is composed of five or more regular members elected from the NACRJ membership.  For 2017-2018 the Advisory Council members are:

Co-Chairs
  • Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, MSW, Restorative Justice Educator
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  • Chauna Perry Finch, MSW, K-12 Restorative Practices Trainer and Consultant
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Members
  • Ayesha A. Brooks, Restorative Justice Educator
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  • Nancy Reistenberg, Restorative Justice Educator and Evaluator
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  • Robert Rico, MA, Restorative Justice Practitioner & Educator, Retired Police Officer
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  • Rachel Cunliffe, Ph. D., Restorative Justice Educator & Evaluator
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  • Deb Witzel, Restorative Justice Practitioner/Public Policy
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  • Sara Balgoyen, Restorative Justice Practitioner, Educator/ Public Policy
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  • Jerilyn Stapleton, National Organization for Women - Southern CA State Coordinator, The Peace Alliance
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  • Rev. Stan Basler, Restorative Justice and Faith
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  • Lynn Lee, Justice System, Restorative and Community Justice, Trainer
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  • Melanie  G. Snyder, Reentry Programs, Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization
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  • J. Renee Trombley, Restorative Justice in Higher Education
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  • Lee Rush, Restorative and Community Justice Practices
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  • Jeannette Holtham, Youth oriented restorative and community justice programs
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  • Liz Manvell, K-12 School Based Restorative Practices
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  • Ashlee George, Intersectional social justice issues and practice
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  • Connie Caiceros, Community Justice
  • Haley Farrar, Community & Restorative Justice in Justice Systems
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  • Lindsey Pointer, Restorative Practices Facilitation, Training and Research
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  • Shailly Agnihotri, Community based restorative practices
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  • Jonathan Scharrer, Practitioner, RJ in Higher Ed, Public Policy/Criminal Justice Reform
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  • Camille Maddox, Youth oriented community and restorative justice
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  • Sandra Pavelka, Law and Policy
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National Conferences

Our 6th NACRJ Conference was held in Oakland, CA on June 16-18, 2017 with three pre-conference training sessions on June 15, 2017.  We had 1,319 attendees, terrific keynote/plenary sessions and cultural performances, nearly 300 presentations, an awards ceremony, and a concert by "dead prez".  

Audio recordings of keynotes, interviews, photos and more can be found on the 2017 Conference page.

Check out past NACRJ Conferences in 2013, 2015, 2017 on the Conferences tab.

Planning for our 7th NACRJ Conference is progressing nicely.  It will be in Denver, CO (June 14-16, 2019) with Pre-Conference Training Sessions on June 13, 2019.  Put it on your calendar.  We want to see you there.

In 2021, the 8th NACRJ Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  We look forward to being in Chi-Town. 

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