Building Restorative Bridges Across the Sunshine State
Greetings and Welcome!
Photos above from our September 2018 first ever Statewide Conference: Building Restorative Bridges Across the Sunshine State! Over 100 Strong for RJ
Whether you are a facilitator of restorative practices, a teacher, law enforcement officer, or administrator looking to expand or improve restorative resources, or simply a person who wants to see more healing social practices, we hope this site will provide information, inspiration, and solidarity!
In recent years we have seen the beginnings of powerful shifts in both criminal justice and school discipline approaches. The use of RJ practices is rising in a variety of ways throughout the country as a prevention, diversion and even healing opportunity. May these practices continue to grow and inform both our responses to challenging situations, and also the very connective fabric of our communities and our individual lives.
We are thrilled to offer this interactive map/directory of the people and organizations involved in this movement across the state! If you are not listed, and wish to be, p[ease click here to share your contact info - and make sure to include your city!
As we continue to develop our website, we are gathering information about what you are doing across the state of Florida. We want to know what challenges exist for you; where the model programs, schools, and counties are; and how we can support your efforts.
Starting in June, 2019, we are holding statewide Zoom conference calls - held every other month on the third Thursday - to connect and grow our movement. Watch your email and our facebook page for details. Your voice is important to us. Please stay in the loop so that you are aware of latest information, upcoming events, legislative news, and new companions in Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices!
In 2010, Conor McBride participated in a restorative justice circle after fatally shooting his girlfriend Ann Grosmaire. Currently serving 20 years in Wakulla Correctional Institution, he participated in this video to help end dating violence.
Learn more about the pioneering healing journey of the Grosmaire and McBride families here.
Your support is key to helping us grow, and we are sensitive to a variety of budgets – click the Donate button below to become a member of FRJA, helping this movement to flourish! Suggested contribution amount (sliding scale): $10 - $100 for individuals, $100 - $200 for organizations.
FRJA Vision: The Florida Restorative Justice Association’s vision is to create more safety and healthy connection in society.
FRJA Mission: To reach its vision, the Florida Restorative Justice Association works to expand the understanding and use of restorative justice and restorative practices, and model different approaches to conflict resolution, community building, and effective communication in all systems and organizations throughout Florida.
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