Restorative Justice Helps Us Take Kids Where They Want to Go

Humans of Restorative Justice (HORJ) stories highlight the incredible individuals working to build and restore strong relationships in their communities. They are written and edited by David Levine based on interviews with real-world practitioners. This one is with Keyonn of New York, New York.

March for Our Lives: Crowd of New Yorkers hold signs at Saturday gun control protest.

New York Must Stick to Ending Violence by Committing to Close to Home Program

As one of the millions of people across the country and around the world who participated in March for Our Lives events this past weekend, I felt that I was standing on the precipice of a new youth movement that might — just might — change the world in fundamental ways.

Probation: 2 young men sit on bench against wall; one wears denim shorts, black shoes, olive jacket and looks down; the other wears cuffed jeans, dark shoes, white T-shirt under open brown flannel shirt and green cap, has mustache.

To Understand Probation, Youth Need Other Youth Who Have Been Through It

The deliberative portion of juvenile court proceedings focuses intently upon the “actor,” or minor respondent, once the facts of the “act” have been adjudicated by an affirmative plea or after a trial where a finding of delinquency has been entered.