AmeriCorps Promise Fellow [Y:EARS Program]
James was born and raised Detroit, MI and is a 2017 graduate from Earlham College with a B.A. in African and African American Studies. As an Americorps Promise Fellow, James chose to serve at the LRC because he is passionate about youth development and advocacy, criminal defense, and restorative practices. He wants to bolster student achievement and cut the pipeline between prisons and schools. James believes that increased use of restorative practices, and facilitating restorative family group conferences with the LRC, will give many young students the support needed to graduate from school and lead fulfilling lives.