Triad Restorative Justice advances peace, equity, and trust in our community by responding to conflict, crime, and injustice. The organization uses effective restorative practices rooted in respect and interpersonal connection.
“As a community, we have a responsibility to acknowledge harm caused through social, economic, and educational systems that benefit some while hurting others."
"With restorative justice, we have a framework to support a justice that promotes healing, accountability, and safety,” said executive director Valerie Glass.
Through the Lead Together project, Triad Restorative Justice partners with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and other community stakeholders to engage student voices in discussions around school safety and belonging.
Funding from the Foundation’s Advancing Equity in Education focus area helped them pilot this project with local high school students.
“For so long, adults have been in charge of keeping our schools and communities safe. We hope that by engaging students in conversations about belonging, safety, and equity, we can work together to create changes that are sustainable and effective for years to come,” said project manager Ellen Fox