PISLAP's David Lerman Fund Makes $10K Grant to Mika Dashman in Pursuit of Restorative Justice

PISLAP is pleased to announce that Mika Dashman has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the organization's David Lerman Memorial Fund in furtherance of her Restorative Justice Initiative project (RJI)  in New York City.   

The David Lerman Memorial Fund was established in fall 2014 at the PISLAP national conference at CUNY Law School in memory of David Lerman, a pioneer in the restorative justice movement and early member of and distinguished contributor to PISLAP.  Grants are made to an individual and/or organization in furtherance of the principles of restorative justice.

RJI was recently formed by Mika and meets all of the criteria established by the PISLAP Executive Committee.  RJI’s objective is to raise the profile of restorative justice in New York City, by inter alia establishing a visible web presence containing information about local restorative justice programs, the latest innovations in the field, and the most current data supporting the efficacy of restorative justice.  Mika’s organization will also distribute information about upcoming trainings, events and job opportunities, and will profile local programs and practitioners through a monthly e-newsletter.  

Congratulations to Mika!  We all look forward to hearing of the progress and programs of the Restorative Justice Initiative.

Those who wish to contribute to the Lerman Fund please click here.  Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  PISLAP is a 501(c)(3) organization.