Restoring Community

Black Family Development, Inc. (USA)
Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) is a private, non-profit comprehensive family counseling agency that was created in 1978 by the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). By establishing BFDI as a family counseling agency, NABSW sought to promote and provide quality social work services in Detroit that were culturally relevant and culturally sensitive. 

CASEL - Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (USA)
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (USA)
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) is a non-profit membership association of citizens, practitioners, educators, and researchers who are interested in the use of community justice and restorative justice practices to build trust and strengthen communities as well as address conflicts, harm and crime in meaningful, effective and sustainable ways that reduce future harms.  NACRJ is dedicated to the development of safe, just and equitable communities through widespread implementation of these practices, public policy advocacy, training, education and research.

Eigen Kracht (Netherlands)
Eigen Kracht is a non-governmental social service agency in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They thrive for a society based on participation and mutual self reliance of citizens, where citizens remain in charge of their own life, especially when dealing with organizations and government bodies.

LCCS (Singapore)
Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd (LCCS) is a non-government agency established in 2002. Believing that relationships is key for one’s well-being, LCCS engages individuals, families and the community to build connectedness, strengthen and restore relationships by creating new experiences through restorative conversations. LCCS works with a wide range of stakeholders, including the schools, institutions (residential homes and prisons), state courts and the child protection system to address issues of harm and hurt as well as foster healthy relationships for support and growth. Through research, application and training, LCCS aspires to contribute to the growth of practice and knowledge in restorative practices.

Ligand (Belgium)
Ligand began in 1975 with Oranjehuis, a residential group home for young people in trouble with the law who were referred by the court. Over the years, the focus at Oranjehuis shifted from reactive to proactive and preventive strategies, including restorative circles to build relationships. They now work in a broader context with families. Originally, young people lived in the group home fulltime. To incorporate more family engagement, youth now live at Oranjehuis two-to-three days a week and at home for the rest of the week.

SynRJ (United Kingdom)
The team at SynRJ have a long and distinguished track record in restorative justice and practices, education, residential care, personal and community safety, policing, crime reduction and criminal justice.

True Dialogue (Canada)
True Dialogue is a training and consulting company based in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada. With a focus on Indigenous communities and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. True Dialogue offers workplace and family mediation services, writing of pre-sentence (Gladue) reports, Peacemaking Circles and Family Group Conference training, Restorative Resolution services and community conference facilitation for students experiencing learning engagement and absenteeism issues.