Restorative Justice and Youth
A Hurricane Katrina survivor who relocated to Oakland, California, Eric Butler successfully facilitated Grief Circles in response to homicide and extreme violence in Oakland area schools as part of Catholic Charities’ crisis response program. He has also worked with Youth Uprising as a lead mediator. Eric was affiliated with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts’ football team in the nineties and discontinued due to injury. He is gaining increasing renown for his restorative justice work with youth in West Oakland.