On August 17 2012, over 120 people gathered in Chicago for Restorative and Transformative Justice in Action, a day-long gathering. The event was co-organized by Project NIA, Building Communities Ending Violence at Depaul University, and Community Justtice for Youth Institute.

The purpose of the gathering was to provide an introduction to both restorative and transformative justice while also featuring some of the innovative programs and projects that use and embody these practices. The event was a big success by all accounts. One of the commitments that we made was to continue to strengthen our ties with each other and to create a hub that could serve as a way to better connect restorative and transformative justice practitioners in Chicago. We decided to create a website and listserve to enable continuing education and networking.

This site will feature stories about and by Chicago’s RJ and TJ practitioners. It will also serve as a platform where interested people can share their upcoming RJ and TJ related events. Finally, the site will share current and future resources that might be of interest to practitioners.

If you have information, events, and/or resources that you would like to feature at Transform Chicago, please e-mail transformchi2013@gmail.com. This is an all-volunteer effort so please be patient with our response time.


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