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Long Time Community and Social Justice Activist

Justice Studies Association

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Justice Studies Association

6000 J Street

Sacramento, California 95819

United States

Company Description

Justice Studies Association (JSA) is an international not-for-profit membership association established in 1998 to: foster writing and research about, the practice of, and activism for, justice without violence; provide venues in the form of an annual ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Human Media

Support Coordinator

The Survivors Leadership Academy

Affiliations

Board Member
MJE

Active Member
Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative

Member of Survivor Support Organization
Legacy Lives On

Board Member
Mothers

Community Fellow and Trainer With the Center for Restorative Justice
Suffolk University

Board Member
Reflect & Strengthen

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Justice Studies Association - Chomsky AWARDS: Chomsky Award - Social Activist Award

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JANET CONNORS

Janet Connors is a long time community and social justice activist in Boston neighborhoods most affected by violence and social injustices. She brings over 40 years experience working with youth and families in community based organizations. She worked as the Survivor Support Coordinator at the Louis Brown Peace Institute for a number of years where she kept circles with families to promote healing from grief and trauma; to assist families with decision-making; peace-keeping efforts and preparation for the court process. Janet Connors is a long time community and social justice activist in Boston neighborhoods most affected by violence and social injustices. She brings over 40 years experience working with youth and families in community based organizations. Today, she brings restorative justice practices to schools as alternatives to suspension; as a means to build positive relationships and strong community by engaging in meaningful dialogue through the Circle Process. She has served for several years as Community Fellow and Trainer with the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University; and as a former Board member of Reflect & Strengthen. Janet is currently an active member of the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative; a Board Member of Mothers for Justice and Equality; and a member of "Legacy Lives On" Survivor Support Organization. She participates on the Leadership Team of the Family Advisory Committee for the Department of Children and Families and is a Survivor to Survivor Support and Program Consultant to the Homicide Support Services Program at the BIDMC Violence Prevention and Recovery Center. She is the Circle keeper for a Restorative Juvenile Court Diversion Program in Lowell, Massachusetts; is working on bringing a similar program to Boston Juvenile Court. Ms. Connors has also been instrumental along with others in bringing survivors of violent crime together with those incarcerated for violent crimes in Restorative Retreats of Responsibility in a Massachusetts Prison.
A survivor herself, Janet lost her son Joel to homicide. Her own personal journey brought about a change in policy practice to the state of Massachusetts which offers victims the option of calling for and participating in Victim-Offender Dialogue. She has met in restorative dialogue with two of the young men who killed her son and their mothers. She has participated side by side with these young men in a forum on VOD where together they presented about the transformational benefits of their experience with restorative VOD. In the audience there were youth and community workers, teachers, other Victims/Survivors, Victim Service Providers, Assistant District Attorneys and other workers in State Government and in the Criminal Justice System.
Janet is a frequent public speaker and has participated on many panels at various forums locally and nationally; is on faculty for the MOVA Advocate Academy; was interviewed by HUMANKIND NPR Radio show; was MOVA's keynote speaker at the State House for Victim Rights Awareness Week and is the receiver of a National Award for Leadership in Community and Restorative Justice. Janet works in schools and community settings as a circle keeper, restorative justice practitioner and trainer.
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JANET CONNORS

Janet Connors is a long time community and social justice activist in Boston neighborhoods most affected by violence and social injustices. She brings over 40 years experience working with youth and families in community based organizations. She worked as the Survivor Support Coordinator at the Louis Brown Peace Institute for a number of years where she kept circles with families to promote healing from grief and trauma; to assist families with decision-making; peace-keeping efforts and preparation for the court process. Today, she brings restorative justice practices to schools as alternatives to suspension; as a means to build positive relationships and strong community by engaging in meaningful dialogue through the Circle Process. She has served for several years as Community Fellow and Trainer with the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University; and as a former Board member of Reflect & Strengthen. Janet is currently an active member of the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative; a Board Member of Mothers for Justice and Equality; and a member of "Legacy Lives On" Survivor Support Organization. She participates on the Leadership Team of the Family Advisory Committee for the Department of Children and Families and is a Survivor to Survivor Support and Program Consultant to the Homicide Support Services Program at the BIDMC Violence Prevention and Recovery Center. She is the Circle keeper for a Restorative Juvenile Court Diversion Program in Lowell, Massachusetts; is working on bringing a similar program to Boston Juvenile Court. Ms. Connors has also been instrumental along with others in bringing survivors of violent crime together with those incarcerated for violent crimes in Restorative Retreats of Responsibility in a Massachusetts Prison.
A survivor herself, Janet lost her son Joel to homicide. Her own personal journey brought about a change in policy practice to the state of Massachusetts which offers victims the option of calling for and participating in Victim-Offender Dialogue. She has met in restorative dialogue with two of the young men who killed her son and their mothers. She has participated side by side with these young men in a forum on VOD where together they presented about the transformational benefits of their experience with restorative VOD. In the audience there were youth and community workers, teachers, other Victims/Survivors, Victim Service Providers, Assistant District Attorneys and other workers in State Government and in the Criminal Justice System.
Janet is a frequent public speaker and has participated on many panels at various forums locally and nationally; is on faculty for the MOVA Advocate Academy; was interviewed by HUMANKIND NPR Radio show; was MOVA's keynote speaker at the State House for Victim Rights Awareness Week and is the receiver of a National Award for Leadership in Community and Restorative Justice. Janet works in schools and community settings as a circle keeper, restorative justice practitioner and trainer.


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Janet Conners Restorative Justice Training Consulting Practitioner


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Janet Connors, a longtime community activist, was the first in Massachusetts to participate in a mediated dialogue with two of the young men responsible for her son Joel's stabbing death.

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Connors continued, "'We're willing to risk a lot to open up the lines of communication.

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