Rapid-Response Team of Circle-Keepers

Restorative Justice Initiative and Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) are teaming up to develop a roster of Circle-keepers to be part of a pilot Rapid-response Team that can be called upon at times of crisis in our neighborhoods. We're looking for experienced Circle-keepers as well as less experienced Circle-keepers (different training lineages are welcome), with flexibility to volunteer on short notice.

If interested, please take a few moments to fill out this online survey and tell us more about yourself.  We'll keep those of you who respond updated on future opportunities to connect and volunteer.

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference 2019 Scholarships

Restorative Justice Initiative invites restorative justice practitioners and advocates to apply for a limited number of scholarships intended to cover the costs of attending the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in Denver, CO (June 14 – 16, 2019). Scholarships will include the conference registration fee (early-bird, member rate) plus airfare and lodging at the conference hotel.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to participate in up to eight hours of movement-building activities with RJI after the conference which may include: speaking at public events, writing a blog post, collaborating to create digital media content, offering trainings and/or introductory workshops.

TO APPLY, please submit your name, email, phone number and address along with written answers (1000 words or less total) or video* (5 minutes or less total) responding to the following questions:

  • How has your personal experience shaped your drive to work with restorative justice/restorative practices?

  • How will you use this conference to further your purpose to build and impact your community?

  • If you submitted a proposal to present at the conference, please briefly describe your proposal.

Applications should be emailed to info@restorativejustice.nyc by December 31, 2018. Please submit written responses as an attached Word document. The top 10 applications selected will be asked to interview with a member of our Board of Directors.

Priority will be given to applicants that are young adults (18-25); returning citizens; survivors of violence; people who are gender non-conforming; people with disabilities; people engaged in grassroots community organizing and people working in sectors where restorative justice/practice has not yet been adopted but could have significant impact.

*Any applicant who wishes to apply but is not able to submit a written or video application, may request an interview, which can be held in-person or via video, in which we will ask you the questions above and record your answers.