Troi Bechet

Troi Bechet
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Cohort Start Year: 2016 Project Topics: Education, Violence and Trauma Population Served: Children and Families
Founder and CEO
Center for Restorative Approaches

The likelihood of suspended students dropping out of school and one-day facing incarceration is so strong that many refer to this trajectory as the school-to-prison pipeline. Owing in part to that trajectory, Louisiana has the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the world. Restorative Approaches will provide asset-based, participatory methods for changing this reality and strengthen community members’ capacity to develop their own solutions for justice and well-being.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: Using Restorative Approaches to Promote the Wellbeing of High School Students in New Orleans
The global vision of the initiative is to promote the health and wellbeing of high school students through the use of restorative approaches. The ultimate goal is to reduce violence and incarceration in the New Orleans community through the selection of a partner school to implement the full restorative spectrum of prevention and intervention services. We are seeking to develop a school that can be used as a model of inclusive, supportive, and equitable practices for all students, regardless of their color or the challenges they face.

Troi Bechet is the founder and CEO of the preeminent restorative justice organization in Louisiana, the Center for Restorative Approaches. She has over 30 years of experience in social justice and social service administration.

Click here to watch Troi’s Legacy Project video.