Healing and connecting through community have been common themes in Ashlee George’s life. Throughout her career, Ashlee has amassed expertise in restorative justice philosophy and practices, curriculum design and development, training, and youth diversion. These experiences have taught her to shift her way of approaching harm and healing from a punitive model into one that asks people, communities, and institutions to be in relationship with one another.
Prior to joining Impact Justice, Ashlee worked as a restorative justice coordinator at Community Works West, where she facilitated dialogues between youth who caused harm and the people impacted to bring transformation through accountability. Before that, she spent 12 years at Oakland Unified School District as a restorative justice facilitator, conflict resolution coordinator, and an after-school director. Ashlee holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She is on the advisory council of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice and is a board member of OneLife Institute for Spirituality & Social Transformation.