Founder and Executive Director of The Youth Restoration Project
Julia founded the Youth Restoration Project in 2008, developing partnerships with Rhode Island schools and social-service agencies to teach and implement Restorative Practices. Besides designing our training programs and consulting in several school districts, she’s Project Director for a National Institute of Justice grant to the district of Central Falls, managing a staff of full-time Restorative Conferencing Facilitators in several RI middle and high schools. She served for four years on the Providence School Board, and for 16 years wrote a weekly column on education for the Providence Journal. Julia has certificates from Suffolk University’s Center for Restorative Justice, Bradley Hospital’s Trauma Training, and others. She’s a licensed trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a certified mediator, and has attended and presented at a number of international conferences. She’s also been a consultant and project manager for the RI Department of Education’s informational websites, working with DataSpark, The Providence Plan and the National Center on Public Education.