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Hi, I’m Julia. Julia founded the Youth Restoration Project in 2008, and served as Managing Director since its incorporation.  She’s now stepping back to support Trinice as Executive Director, while she continues to train and consult for YRP.  Her first major YRP project began in the Central Falls schools in 2009, under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Frances Gallo.  In the fall of 2014, the National Institute of Justice awarded a large grant to the Central Falls School District, YRP and two research organizations to create, implement and evaluate a Restorative Justice Conferencing system in several RI public schools.  Julia is a certified mediator and Family Group Conference Facilitator; she’s trained at the Suffolk Center for Restorative Justice, at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and participated in many other trainings and national conferences about RJP.  Julia also served on the Providence School Board, and for 16 years wrote the weekly education column for the Providence Journal.  Off and on over two decades, she’s written for many outlets and agencies, as well as serving as communications consultant for the DataSpark team at the Providence Plan.  She’s currently Vice President of the RI Mental Health Association.  Julia can be reached at juliasteiny@gmail.com.

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