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										response.write """IBARJ has done a tremendous job of spreading the word about Restorative Justice.  Because of this network, I am connected to statewide leaders who are shifting the way we see how we treat each other.  Thank you IBARJ for all you do!"""
										response.write "<div style='font-size:12px; padding-left:10px; padding-right:25px'>Robert Spicer, Culture and Climate Specialist Christian Fenger High School</div>"
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										response.write """RJ can lower the school-to-prison pipeline, lower the amount of our youth involved in the juvenile justice system; create better relationships between our younger people and adults since RJ fosters a climate of respect and relationship building; and hopefully create safer, nurturing communities for our kids to thrive, learn and grow. """
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										response.write """When I first walked the halls of Fenger High School--before they implemented restorative justice peace circles--there was no joking, no laughter, and the tension and fear were palpable. When I returned two years later, the kids in those same halls were laughing and playing. The atmosphere was safe and fun. It was a different school. As a career juvenile justice system stakeholder, nothing I have seen changes kids’ lives more powerfully and effectively than restorative justice work.  """
										response.write "<div style='font-size:12px; padding-left:10px; padding-right:25px'>Tom Bilyk, Retired Chief of the Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. </div>"
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										response.write """When I first walked the halls of Fenger High School--before they implemented restorative justice peace circles--there was no joking, no laughter, and the tension and fear were palpable. When I returned two years later, the kids in those same halls were laughing and playing. The atmosphere was safe and fun. It was a different school. As a career juvenile justice system stakeholder, nothing I have seen changes kids’ lives more powerfully and effectively than restorative justice work.  """
										response.write "<div style='font-size:12px; padding-left:10px; padding-right:25px'>Tom Bilyk, Retired Chief of the Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. </div>"
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										response.write """The training in restorative practices from IBARJ has enabled us to transform and strengthen the relationships between adults and youth.  Staff report such positive responses when using circles in their classrooms and with students.  The students trained by IBARJ were excited about a new way to use their voice, and used the social discipline window to analyze how adults and youth interact at their school.  We have staff asking for more training!"""
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WHO WE ARE

The Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (IBARJ) is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to expand and sustain the availability of balanced and restorative justice practices and programs for citizens of Illinois through leadership, education, and promotion. We are a vibrant network of professionals, volunteers, and organizations working locally, regionally, and statewide to create safer communities and schools, support victims, and improve pro-social skills and positive outcomes for Illinois youth. Our collaborative network includes leaders in juvenile justice, schools, social services, corporations, small businesses, communities, and faith-based organizations.



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WHAT WE DO

  • Introduce the public to interventions that assist restoration of harm, change delinquent behaviors, and create safe communities
  • Provide training in restorative justice (RJ) practices and sustain them with ongoing coaching and technical assistance
  • Improve outcomes for youth who are involved with delinquency, from prevention to early intervention, sentencing, and reentry
  • Collaborate with schools to implement RJ practices that create relationships and improve discipline measures and school climate
  • Develop and apply assessment tools for evaluation
  • Provide technical assistance for professionals and communities that use restorative practices
  • Provide information and educational opportunities through this website, social media sites, and a listserv representing a statewide network of restorative practitioners
                        
Co-Directors: Ellyn Ahmer & Nancy Michaels
Email to: ibarj.reachout@gmail.com
Phone: 520.456.4366 or 708.899.7927
Physical address: 1535 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61104