Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, Inc. (ECRJC)

Restorative Justice Facilitator Cohort

ECRJC will address the increase in negative responses to challenging behavior due to the mental health impacts and stress of COVID-19 in youth, families, and the community. They will train and support community members as Restorative Practice facilitators to develop strong positive connections with youth, families, and community resources to address repair and harm.

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $99,567
YEAR AWARDED: 2022
WEBSITE: https://ECRJC.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued