Andre Griggs was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Corrections and Masters in Education with a background in Alcohol and Drug Prevention. Andre does missionary work in the Philippines, Africa and has presented to thousands of youth and adults home and abroad. Andre began developing a mentoring program that included restorative practices. In 2011 he created a prevention, leadership, and intervention peer advocacy integrative curriculum. In 2012/13 he piloted the Restorative Justice League concept incorporating 12 students working together as a panel/circle team which developed into the Restorative Justice League. Students can be connected with a platform to share their voice, views and opinions without judgement or shame. Andre has also developed the Restorative Justice League Conference which has reached over thousands of middle school, high school, and college aged youth trained in panel & circle practices including other positive alternative activities. Throughout his many years of implementing the program, Andre truly believes that peacemaking is a process of forgiveness, restoration, and justice which is the goal of all who walk this path...
We are a non-profit/profit organization. Our goals are to provide training and consulting in schools and community to implement social & emotional learning, cultural competencies, racial awareness, trauma support, youth/adult advocacy, youth panel, and circle practices through an interactive proven curriculum.
Our program repairs harm and build school/community relationships, ensure youth/adult accountability, increase school/community safety, and decrease school suspensions/expulsions and addresses community criminalization.
The Restorative Justice League is an organization that cultivates positive school climate and culture, hold students accountable for their actions, and provide school/community equity that focuses on "collaborative power" vs "power over".
The Restorative Justice League also provides a "youth driven, youth lead" conference model full of positive activities, workshops, speakers, and much more that invest in our youth. We are the village to raise our youth and dismantle school to prison pipelines by addressing the hereditary disparities of our underserved and supporting social emotional learning and cultural pedagogies.
Offer peer-to-peer opportunities to peacemaking processes in order to provide conflict resolution with the students and all parties involved. Students learn how to provide advocacy, leadership, and staff support to mentor the success of their peers.
Offer community building that creates safe inclusive circle spaces and enhance group dynamics through relationship building.
Develop skill-sets to support healthy and productive interactive communication skills, emotional awareness. Provide expression of empathy, compassion, repair harm, and mindfulness through restorative and trauma informed resolutions.
Offers collaborative youth driven, youth lead experiences for middle school and high school students. We train in restorative safe circle spaces to dialogue with peers on engaging conference speakers and workshop topics that are relative and transformational. Our conferences are developed to impact school culture and climate in positives ways.
To provide a multi-tiered system of framework and relational approach, establishing the social culture and behavioral supports necessary for schools to be safe, caring, and provide an effective learning environment for all.
Merced County Office of Education Valley Community High School
Atwater Elementary School District
Los Banos Junior High
Los Banos Junior High
We are here to support Educational Services and Community. We understand that each school & community needs are unique. Tell us more about what your needs are to provide professional development and training.
Central Youth Center 364 W. 27th Street, Merced, California 95340, United States
02:00 pm – 07:00 pm
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