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Restorative Justice Practices

In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Restorative Justice Practices

For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that,...

Research Report Release!

by | May 11, 2021 | Restorative Justice Practices

Research Report Release! “Building Foundations of Health and Wellbeing in School: A Study of Restorative Practices and Girls of Color” by Thalia González and Rebecca Epstein. Read more here.

New Journal Publication: The State of Restorative Justice in American Criminal Law

by | Apr 08, 2021 | Restorative Justice Practices

“The State of Restorative Justice in American Criminal Law,” recently published by Senior Scholar Thalia González, analyzes restorative justice infrastructure across the country.  This article, published in the Wisconsin Law Review,...

Case Study: Restorative Empowerment for Youth Pilot Training Program for Girls of Color

by | Apr 08, 2021 | Restorative Justice Practices

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity has partnered with Restorative Empowerment for Youth (REY) to offer and evaluate a pilot online restorative justice...

More than Reduced Police Presence: Schools Must Commit to Implementing Restorative Justice.

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Restorative Justice Practices

In this historic moment, cities across the nation are recognizing the damage caused by police presence in schools. From disproportionate action in response to small offenses, to police involvement in tantrums...

Defunding School Police Doesn’t Go Far Enough.

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Restorative Justice Practices

It is increasingly clear to all Americans what Black communities have known for generations: Systemic racism not only persists throughout our institutions, laws, and policies, but it negatively impacts physical, psychological,...

Patriarchy In Prison: Exploring The Challenges Facing Incarcerated Women.

by | May 22, 2019 | Restorative Justice Practices

Rebecca Epstein shares her research into how the perception that black girls are more adult-like and less innocent than their white counterparts could increase their chances of ending up in the...

What can be done to stop the criminalization of black girls? Rebuild the system

by | May 14, 2019 | Restorative Justice Practices

dvocates and researchers say there are ways to close that gap — and to make sure that black girls are not being pushed out of school and into confinement. Those remedies...

Pushed out and punished: One woman’s story shows how systems are failing black girls

by | May 14, 2019 | Restorative Justice Practices

African American girls don’t misbehave more or commit more serious infractions, experts say, yet they often receive more severe penalties for the same behavior as white peers. They are nearly six...