I am humbled and honored by what has been accomplished in the six months we have been working together. The commitment of the program team and the Board to addressing one of most compelling issues of our time with clarity and dedication is an ode, in and of itself, to the power of community wisdom.
I am proud that The Newburgh Model draws upon lessons learned from around the world and yet remains grounded in profound truths and is evocative of the deep wisdom of the team on how our fractured world can move towards healing.
TRC harnesses individual power through the use of community circles–
to unwind conflict, connect through storytelling, and celebrate birth together.
The Restorative Center is holding community circles at the AME Zion Church of Newburgh, courtesy of Pastor Milton Stubbs. Please join us!
New Circle Keepers!
A group of 16 gathered at the Fullerton Cultural Center to learn core principles of The Newburgh Model of community circles. Come train with us!
The Newburgh Model of Circle Keeping Sun/Moon Chart.
The Newburgh Model
Team members developed TRC's community circle model in the Winter and Spring of 2015 in the historicFullerton Cultural Center in Newburgh, N.Y.
On The Water
As a gift from Board member Jean Koerner, TRC team members enjoyed a cruise around Manhattan (an event to benefit the Music Aid Society of NY).
RJ in Jamaica
Roydon D. A. Hall, Director of the Restorative Justice Unit (with the tie!) hosted Shailly in her visit to study the community-based model of Restorative Justice embraced throughout Jamaica.
NACRJ Conference June 1, 2015
TRC participated in the 5th Annual National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice. Shailly presented a talk entitled, 'Restorative Justice: A Path with Real Choices.'
TRC has begun pilot programs in Newburgh, N.Y. and will hold training and circles in the Bronx, Harlem, New Orleans and Newark in the coming months.
TRC is Born! February 19, 2015
Tajuana Johnson, Board President, reviews the articles of incorporation with board member Hara Robrish-Fischbein as Board V.P. Dan Arshack looks on.
Board of Directors Tajuana Johnson, President • Daniel N. Arshack, V.P. • Peter Simon, Tres./Sect. John Delk • Jean Koerner • Jennifer Parmelee Hara Robrish-Fischbein • Manish Srivastava
Program Team Shailly Agnihotri, Founder/E.D. • Alysia Mazzella, Program Administration Patricia Borelli • Tisha M. Ford • Melissa Jhunja Annie Levin • Cynthia Pong • Elizabeth Chase Toksu
The Restorative Center, Inc. is a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.