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Restorative Justice Practices Conference

The Institute for Restorative Justice Practices Conference allows caregivers, students, educators, service providers, community leaders, policymakers and restorative practices experts to explore, engage and collaborate to shape a strength-based narrative of the diverse experiences and needs of young people from different backgrounds.

Conference Goals

  • enlighten participants about restorative policies and practices
  • exchange and establish best practices in schools, home and community settings
  • empower participants to ensure equity and excellence in learning and behavior experiences, opportunities and outcomes for diverse groups of youth
  • reexamine how to navigate restorative practices in the current climate

2021 Theme: Seeing & Serving Our Children Through Our Lens

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Workshop Tracks

  • K-20: Designed to address issues related to the learning and behavioral needs of diverse students in various school settings – public and private – from kindergarten through college.
  • Family Engagement: Designed to exchange ideas and empower parents, caregivers and students to proactively address issues affecting youth and advocate for fair and best policies and practices in diverse schools and communities.
  • Community Engagement: Designed to exchange innovative ideas, strategies, and resources used to support and advocate on behalf of youth by a variety of community leaders, organizations, service providers and policymakers.
  • Restorative Justice: Designed to enlighten, engage and equip participants and policymakers to be ambassadors for restorative justice in their respective communities.

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Keynote Speakers


    Jasmyn Story

    International Restorative Justice Facilitator

    Former Deputy Director of Social Justice & Racial Equity for the Office of the Mayor of Birmingham


    Alex Lambert ('12)

    Restorative Justice Facilitator & Trainer, DC Office of the Attorney General

    Former Restorative Justice Coordinator, DC Public Schools



    Honorable Aisha Braveboy

    Prince George’s State's Attorney


    Cameron Dasher



    Dr. Felicia Hayward

    Principal, Maya Angelou Public Charter School

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    Donna Haynes ('94)

    Parent Advocate, DMV Mothers Like Me  


    Dr. Byron McClure

    School psychologist, Anacostia High School and Founder of The Big Five App

Special Entertainment

  • Azikiwe Agyeyei headshot

    Azikiwe Agyeyei

    Drumming, Teacher/Cultural Artist

  • John Johnson headshot

    John Johnson

    Poet/Playwright, Verbal Gymnastics Theater Company


  • Leon Timbo

    Leon Timbo

    Musical Artist