From Criminal Justice to Human Justice

In 2012, the Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice and Healing introduced the human justice theory of change framework for exploring what it means and takes to achieve justice, safety, accountability, and well-being. This talk will share the stories and journeys that gave rise to not just the theory but the application of Human Justice and what that looks like in the day-to-day.

Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee, Co-Executive Director, oversees the policy, advocacy and training agenda at Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice and Healing. Kyung-Ji is nationally recognized for her expertise in campaign strategy development, youth justice advocacy, and dynamic training design for system and community stakeholders on culture change, racial justice/equity and leadership growth. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), a project of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the Steering Committee of the New York City Task Force on Racial Disparity in the Juvenile Justice System. She has been featured in a range of publications, including Utne Reader (Top 30 Visionaries under 30), Village VoiceThe Source (Top 10 Artists, Albums, & Political Players of the Year), The KoreAm MagazineGotham GazetteNew York Sun and Brooklyn Free Press, among others. She received her BA from the University of Chicago where she worked with Michelle Obama and Pamela Bozeman to launch a public service community summer internship program for University of Chicago students.