RJ 101 Trainings
Alton Coach McSween
Coach learned about Restorative Justice and became an expert practitioner at San Quentin prison, working with inmates. Today, Coach facilitates circles at San Quentin and for youth. Learn more about Coach in this interview about his work with the Reentry institute.
Angela has recently accepted to work with the Combined Federal Campaign serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The mission of the Campaign is to promote and support philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost-effective/efficient in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Additionally, Angela is a current Researcher/Restorative Justice District Coordinator planning to bring in restorative classroom circles to work together with students from several school districts to increase communication, empathetic listening and work with students to reflect on how their actions impact others. Angela is the President of the Board at Berkeley Community Media and hosts ProfessionalNet TV featuring ordinary professionals in the Bay Area doing extraordinary things.
Julie is the UC Berkeley RJ Center Coordinator, and researches RJ movements (movements to re-claim community-based justice practices) in the Bay Area, the Us, and throughout the world. Julie is the co-founder of the Restorative Justice Center and has been the acting coordinator for 2 years. She has taught about and researched Restorative Justice and Community- based Justice in Kenya and Uganda, and Human Rights in the US and around the world for the past 10 years, most recently in UC Berkeley’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program. She is a trained mediator and RJ practitioner, and is passionate about promoting RJ at UC Berkeley, and forging connections between UC students and Bay Area RJ organizations to build capacity and share resources.
Rekia Jibrin is an education scholar and teacher whose research focuses on school approaches to addressing, violence. Her academic work centers issues on schooling and the political economy of race. Her most recent work focuses on evaluating restorative justice practices in school settings across the Bay area. Jibrin’s research experience includes quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analysis, with a specialty in ethnography. She is currently working towards her PhD at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.
Tyrone has been a Restorative Justice Program Manager at SEEDS Community Resolution Center since June 2013 where Tyrone was responsible for training, coaching, and developing school staff, students, and parents in restorative principles and practices while executing customized implementation plans for schools in the Berkeley Unified School District. Prior to this position, Tyrone was a coordinator of the Restorative Justice Center is responsible for creating the vision and mission for the center. In this position Tyrone designed and implemented trainings, collaborated with various departments on campus to provide services to students and staff, and build community partnerships with outside restorative justice agencies. Tyrone received the Restorative Justice Circle Keeper Certification from Sujatha Baliga.
Tiffany graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. After graduating, Tiffany returned to her hometown in Union City seeking opportunities to utilize her RJ Training in the community. Tiffany felt fortunate to be giving back to her alma mater, James Logan High School as the RJ Intern. In January 2014, Tiffany began working with SEEDS Community Resolution Center as the Restorative Justice District Coordinator for Berkeley Unified School District. Today, Tiffany has joined forces with her colleague, Tyrone Botelho in co-founding CircleUp Education- an organization dedicated to bringing training, coaching, and consulting in Restorative Practices to schools, businesses, and communities statewide. Tiffany also participated in the Restorative Justice Circles and Community Conferencing Training and received the Restorative Justice Circle Keeper Certification from Sujatha Baliga.
Jonathan Bradley has been a practicing mediator since 1994, when he began working with Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service (now SEEDS), conducting community mediation, facilitating discussions for churches, community centers and co- housing groups. Jonathan is currently a Restorative Community Conferencing Coordinator for Community Works, a nonprofit organization which builds community through arts and education. Formerly, Jonathan was the Community Liaison for SEEDS Community Resolution Centers’ Restorative Justice program centered at Longfellow Middle School in South Berkeley. Additionally, Jonathan worked with foster and emancipated youth as a residential counselor for the Fred Finch Youth Center. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Agency for Dispute Resolution Northern California, (ADRNC) and a current member of Rotary International.