ABOUT SOUND JUSTICE INITIATIVE
Helping Today. Shaping Tomorrow.
We know education is core to rehabilitation and ultimately to individual, family and community restoration. As educators and community leaders we have firsthand seen the transformative power of education. And we are transforming lives and the way things can be done.
WHAT IS OUR
Provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.
Provide students with a learner-centered experience.
Respect cultural differences.
Recognize all people learn differently.
Follow evidence-based, culturally responsive practices.
Encourage learning by doing.
IN 2020 NEW YORK STATE HAD 76,008 ADULTS UNDER COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY, SUFFOLK COUNTY HAD 6,435 ADULTS UNDER SUPERVISION WITH NASSAU COUNTY COMING IN SECOND WITH 4,650 ADULTS.
IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE TEACHING AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL AND HAVE A MASTER'S DEGREE
Become an SJI teacher
Additional requirements: all training provided by SJI together with our partners
● Trauma-informed care by a certified SAMHSA trainer
● Best practices: SJI workshops on teaching incarcerated students
● Continual professional development workshops
● New York State training requirements
● Sheriff’s Department training requirements
Board of Directors
What People Think
It was a brain buster in a good way and makes us think of things in a different manner than we may have before. And it opened the floodgates to really want to expand on education and think more. [After class] we bounce ideas off each other when we got back to the dorm.