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DNDA Restorative Justice Program

DNDA seeks to aid at-risk community youth by offering therapeutic services and, eventually, the opportunity for court diversion through the use of Peacemaking and Healing Circles at the Interagency Academy School.

Peacemaking and Healing Circles are restorative justice practices based on historical indigenous customs. Peacemaking and Healing Circles provide a safe environment for diverse groups of people to come together to share their experiences, and to gain a greater sense of understanding for one another. Participants learn to appreciate similarities and respect differences, to break down barriers and stereotypes and to facilitate honest dialogue. This program aims to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, reduce absenteeism, increase confidence and personal net worth, and increase the graduation rates.

OUR 2018 IMPACTS

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Affordable Housing Properties

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Low-Income Residents Served

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Community Members Participated in our Let's Talk Race Series

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Race Series Youth Leaders

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Ethnic/Cultural Groups Represented by Race Series Participants

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Youth Served By Our Summer Youth Program

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Classes Taught by DNDA and Partners in the SHA Summer Youth Program

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Students Participated in Peacemaking Circles

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DNDA NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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DNDA Presents at State Public Health Conference

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, DNDA and National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS-RTCA) were honored to present...
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Recap: 2nd Annual One Love Youth Soccer Tournament

On Saturday, August 17, DNDA hosted the 2nd annual One Love Youth Soccer Tournament, a co-ed youth soccer competition featuring...
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Summer Fun with SYP

The Summer Youth Program (SYP) is back in full swing! In the last month 250 youth have taken part in...