Ashlee George was co-director of Impact Justice’s Restorative Justice Project and led the implementation of pre-charge restorative justice diversion programs across the nation. She is a thought leader in restorative justice pedagogy and practices and lent her expertise to pilot one of the first school-based restorative justice programs in Oakland, California, as well as one of the first survivor-oriented restorative justice diversion programs outside of California. Born and raised in Oakland, her hometown’s culture and legacy of social justice instilled in Ashlee a deep commitment to justice with an emphasis on healing. Before joining Impact Justice, she spent 13 years facilitating restorative justice dialogues between youth who caused harm and the people impacted to create spaces of transformation and healing through accountability. Ashlee holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She held an advisory council position on the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice and is currently a board member of Brasrte.