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Center for Restorative Approaches at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans

Description:

The Center for Restorative Approaches intercedes in the trajectory of violent behavior in a New Orleans high school and middle school by replacing traditional punitive responses with a participatory process. Grounded in the principles of restorative justice, the program trains school staff to conduct restorative conferences where the harmed and the responsible parties meet to determine a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict. As an alternative to suspension and expulsion, this process creates a culture where community members embrace their responsibility for negative behaviors and together work to repair harm and prevent it from reoccurring.

 
Project Director/Key Contact:

Troi Bechet
Director, Center for Restorative Approaches at NHS
4528 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 899-5900 Fax: (504) 899-6190
E-Mail: troi@nhsnola.org

 
Local Funder(s):
  • Baptist Community Ministries
  • The Greater New Orleans Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Zawadi Giving Circle
 

Grant Recipient: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans

Grant Amount: $200,000

Grant Period: 2/1/2011 - 1/31/2013

Grant Status: Closed

Recipient Web Site:
http://www.nhsnola.org

Project Web Site:
http://www.nhsnola.org/site87.php