Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memorial Service for Judge Henry Ramsey, Jr., Saturday, May 3, 1-3pm, Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley
MEMORIAL SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OFF JUDGE HENRY RAMSEY, JR SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014, 1-3 PM WHEELER AUDITORIUM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CA
Reception for reflections will be held at the California Memorial Football Stadium, University of California, Berkeley immediately following the ceremony
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS PLEASE DONATE TO THE JUDGE’S FAVORITE CHARITY
Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth (RJOY) interrupts cycles of violence and incarceration by promoting restorative justice policy and practices in Oakland’s schools and juvenile justice system. With an emphasis on repairing harm and inviting all affected to jointly figure out how to do so, restorative justice gives equal attention to community safety, victim’s needs, and offender accountability and growth. Most recently, at a continuation high school in West Oakland for youth in the juvenile justice system, violence and suspension rates have fallen dramatically, graduation rates and test scores are on the rise, and the school has garnered national attention for its stories of transformation. The Oakland Unified School District adopted restorative justice as official policy in 2010. www.rjoyoakland.org
The Center for Youth Development Through Law (CYDL) provides life changing experiences to high school students from low-income backgroungs through a summer internship and education program, educational mentoring, and after-school program. Building on the students’ passion, intelligence and interest in law and social justice, these programs foster academic and pratical skills, interpersonal competence, self-confidence and high aspirations. More than 92% of the students go on to attend institutions of higher education. After participating in the Center’s summer program, one student remarked, “ It was like I was drowning for so long, and this program finally threw me a rope!” www.youthlawworks.org
The Young Women’s Saturday Program (YWSP), founded in 2011, serves as an enhancement to Alameda County Girls Court. YWSP, also know as The Alameda County Young Women’s Empowerment Program, mainly serves girls in Alameda County who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and those at-risk for such exploitation who are on probation. The 12-week program, which focuses on trauma recovery....