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Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

Board development assistance

Board Development

Project details

Target skills

  • Training and development
  • Board development

Project need

Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition has been providing training and direct services to schools and people since 2012. We have grown and need to strengthen our board to more effectively manage our programs and promote Restorative Justice in Western NY. We are looking for assistance to work with our board, define roles, and set goals. We have worked for the last year with a consultant on a strategic plan, but our board still needs the training to carry out our goals. There is an enormous opportunity in New York State to prevent youth from penetrating the adult criminal justice system and reduce conflicts in school and communities using Restorative Practices. Currently there is a great demand for Restorative Practice training and direct services. In order to grow to meet the demand, our coalition- which has committed, passionate people, needs better organization skills to use our resources effectively. We are looking help strengthening our board so we can complete our strategic plan. We have worked for the past year on creating a strategic plan. We have updated our bylaws. We have 12 current board members, and a volunteer executive director. Last year, we provided training to over 2500 teachers at 28 schools in Western New York. We are starting to get more cased from law enforcement and the Department of Probation for Restorative Justice Conferencing. We also have a yearly event at the University of Buffalo, RJ Day, that has drawn over 200 community members for the past three years.

Organization's mission

To promote Restorative Practices by providing information, training, technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and communities to establish just outcomes.

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.