The Socially Responsible Practitioner

“The Fenger case shows that restorative justice practices can be real, tangible vehicles for making city schools better by offering a pathway to peace for students willing to learn. It’s our job to remember there are students all over urban America waiting for their chance to play a bigger role in their surroundings.”

Clinical/community psychologist Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute of Public Safety & Social Justice (IPSSJ) at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, IPSSJ Justice Fellow, recently took part in a discussion about restorative justice on WBEZ-FM 91.5’s “The Afternoon Shift.

Lugalia-Hollon’s main point during the program was: “We should try to not get to the point where we depend completely on the police to address violence.  How people act is very connected to what resources are available to them, in their neighborhood and in their city.  We should…

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