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Inspired by the presence of the Latin@ MacArthur Fellows, youth and adult leaders from the Boyle Heights engaged in an afternoon of interaction focused on the pressing issue of displacement.
The practice of community conferencing is derived from the Maori people in New Zealand. Locally, similar practices can empower youth and community with the knowledge that there is an alternative to the criminal justice system.
In the Southeast Asian communities of Long Beach, Restorative Justice practices can help heal youths suffering from zero-tolerance policies in schools, as well as trauma from the legacy of the Cambodian genocide.