Dr. David Karp is professor of sociology and director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and campus settings and on prison programs preparing inmates for return to the community. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for his work on campus restorative justice. David has published more than 100 academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities (2013), Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty (2006), and The Community Justice Ideal (1999). David is on the Advisory Council for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice and the board of directors for the New York State Dispute Resolution Association. He has previously served as associate dean of student affairs, chair of the department of sociology, and director of the program in law and society. He is also a volunteer mediator and a restorative justice facilitator and trainer. David received a B.A. in peace and conflict studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington.
Dr. Julie Shackford-Bradley is the co-founder and coordinator of the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley. Prior to founding the RJ Center, she taught in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies for 15 years. The RJ Center offers services, programs and trainings for campus and the local community in RJ and restorative practices. Julie has facilitated many trainings for colleges and universities, while working to implement a whole-campus approach at UC Berkeley with the help of a corps of student interns. She is actively engaged with PRISM (Promoting Restorative Initiatives for Sexual Misconduct) as a writer and trainer.
Jasmyn Elise Story is restorative justice facilitator at an alternative high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a dedicated human rights activist with 5+ years of experience working in the voluntary sector. Formally the Director of RJ Programming at the JAGS Foundation, Jasmyn completed her MA in Human Rights at the University College of London. She received her BA in Anthropology from Skidmore College. Currently her main focus is on community mobilization and the integration of restorative practices into learning institutions.