Director of Community Engagement

Henry McClendon, a lifelong resident of Detroit, Michigan, is the IIRP Director of Community Engagement and pastor of Berean Chapel of Detroit. For the past 10 years, he has worked tirelessly to help make the city of Detroit a restorative city. To this end, he served as the Michigan Regional Representative for the IIRP until 2020, working with partner stakeholders across Detroit to support the implementation of restorative practices in schools, social work, policing, courts, neighborhoods and other areas of life.

Henry was formerly executive assistant to Detroit mayor Coleman A. Young, Sr.; Southeast Michigan area director for Prison Fellowship Ministries; director of youth development for New Detroit, Inc; program officer for the Skillman Foundation and a U.S. Army Reserve Officer.