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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.
Discriminatory zero tolerance policies that criminalize young men of color and push students out is a reality Eastside students know too well.