The Second Chance and Violence Prevention subcommittee hosted a Restorative Justice training circle in partnership with Life Anew and Huston-Tillotson University. AISD staff, APD officers, students, and community members participated in this two-day training to increase awareness and understanding around the use of restorative justice circles. Participants also engaged in discussions and activities aimed at improving their interpersonal skills when in conflictual encounters. The hope is to expand the use of these practices across schools and juvenile justice settings to provide youth with preventative programming and second-chance opportunities.
We are excited to announce that the Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper (GAAMBK) will be hosting a Restorative CommunityRetreat. We will be offering tools to help Educators working with students Pre- K – 12th, Child Protective Services employees, Foster Care Providers, Law Enforcement Agencies, Faith Based Organizations, School Resource Officers, Attorneys and those that work in the Juvenile or Adult Judicial System, to utilize Restorative Practices.
The breakout sessions will be taught by educators, restorative justice practitioners & an attorney that employs restorative justice practices in his firm.
For more information on what Restorative Practices are and who should attend the Restorative Community Retreat, please see the attached document.