Transformative Justice Solutions is excited to announce its launch as of June 2022! My inspiration to start TJS came from my early days of working in criminal justice reform, where I assisted startup nonprofits as they built infrastructure for mentoring programs. I had the honor of working with returning citizens who had sharp insight into the justice system and who understood the root of violent behaviors in disenfranchised young men. Drawing from their lived experience, they developed effective programs to divert youth from the justice system and guide them through finishing high school.
As the saying goes, "Those closest to the problem are often closest to the solution." I have held these words closely throughout my career. After I moved to Washington, DC, I began work with a nonprofit that focused on reentry women. I was fortunate to lead its speakers bureau, which paid and trained women with lived experience to tell their stories and effect change. My team secured opportunities for the women to testify before lawmakers, educate service providers, speak at conferences, co-design trainings, and host peer support groups. The women truly became a part of the change they wanted to see, and they shared valuable perspectives that are too often unheard in academia, political movements, and helping professions.
My goal with Transformative Justice Solutions is to support organizations that wish to bridge research, client experience, and service delivery. Working with TJS can create the space for organizations to plan effective programs, design clean impact metrics, and coordinate staff in a way that validates their work and allows everyone to contribute meaningfully.
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