Restorative Justice in NYC
September 28, 2013 4:59 PM   Subscribe

I help run an arts organization in NYC, and recently, it was brought to our attention that a person's behavior has made some of our other community members feel unsafe. The person has agreed to stay away from our organization and its events until invited back, and seems genuinely repentant. I'm looking for information about restorative justice - either resources on how it works, what standard practices are, and also (ideally) any organizations in the NYC area that could help us understand and navigate this situation. Please understand I can't provide any more details than this, for obvious reasons of confidentiality.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Restorative justice is an important component of many indigenous cultures, so you may have some luck if you ask local Native American organizations for resources or direction.

Restorative Justice factsheet

Aboriginal Restorative Justice Remedies

The Shape of Things to Come: A Framework for Thinking about A Restorative Justice System

This blog might be a good resource. The author is a professional who trains others in restorative justice processes. I think she is in Minnesota, though, which is a bit far for your purposes, but she might be able to put you in touch with a NYC-based person/organization.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:56 PM on September 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm not in a position to look it up myself tonight, but have you checked out John Jay College of Criminal Justice? They may be a useful resource.
posted by Neely O'Hara at 9:56 PM on September 28, 2013

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