About Us

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Practice is a collaborative group of educators, community activists, and researchers who intentionally embrace and implement the principles of restorative practices to shift the paradigm from retributive justice to restorative justice.

Organization Leaders

  • Executive Director - Charles Adams, Ph.D.
  • Co-Executive Director - Matasha Harris, Ph.D.
  • Director of Community Engagement - Kim Barnett, Ph.D., Makeba Green, Ph.D.
  • Director of Communication- Ayanna Lynch, Ph.D.
  • Director of Education - Sean Coleman, Ph.D., Kimetta Hairston, Ph.D.
  • Director of Training - Wendy Edmonds, Ph.D.
  • Director of Implementation/Evaluation- Ashley Griffin, Ph.D
  • Director of Event Operations - Shinzira Shomade, B.S.,  Janay Carpenter, MPA