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TEDxVancouver Talk on Restorative Justice from Alumna Natalie DeFreitas Gaining Buzz

How effective is our system of justice if 70 percent of people are reoffending after jail?  It’s one of the questions that Adler School alum Natalie DeFreitas, M.A., RCC, raised–and addressed–this fall at TEDxVancouver,  the Vancouver-organized program bringing together TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a TED-like experience. From describing Canada’s current … Continue reading »

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Response to Adler School IPSSJ & Juvenile Justice Task Force Partners’ Report

By investing in the human capital of Cook County communities, we can indeed transform the cycles of fear, oppression, and trauma that have fueled the youth violence epidemic in the Chicago area. In addition to youth accountability, the Cook County juvenile justice system will become a positive force for family healing and neighborhood transformation. The … Continue reading »