Every other month, on the Third Thursday at noon, FRJA hosts a (video-enabled) Zoom conference call. Sign up on our email list, on the home page, to receive alerts about the topic and date for the next call!
On June 20th, 2019, our special guest was Gretchen Casey (who has since been elected President of our Board), speaking about the Redemption Project - CNN documentary series which recently featured her work. We also heard from the rest of our Board, welcomed newest member Officer Johnny McCray, and had a lively and productive discussion with folks in the field. Download and Hear/Watch the recording here.
On August 15th, 2019, our special guest was Deborrah Brodsky, founder and director of the Project on Accountable Justice. The main topic for the call was Restorative Justice Policy and Advocacy Opportunities. We also heard from our Board in greater detail regarding "Circle" activities, and opportunities for volunteering with the Conference Circle, Fundraising Circle, Membership Circle, and others. Download and Watch/Listen to the Recording Here.
We followed that August Policy discussion with two listening sessions in November and early December - aimed at gathering further consensus about statewide policy goals. The first one can be downloaded here, and the second here.
Our December 19, 2019 call focused on the upcoming statewide conference, an update on legislative advocacy opportunities, and shares from the field regarding activities statewide.
On the April 16, 2020 call, after a few announcements, we spent most of the call hearing from folks around the state regarding challenges, successes, resources, and other news about how our restorative work (and life in general) is proceeding in the time of quarantines and social distancing.