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Raj Sethuraju

  • Associate Professor, Crim Justice Grad Dir


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology
    Texas Woman's University

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raj is a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by the resilience of our youth and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building, and unpacking implicit biases. He believes in raising consciousness utilizing the restorative circle process. In his latest work, raj explores the depths of our justice system and creates a framework in which knowledge and heart become the root of our practices. ( race ambassador award) (TEDxUMN) (TPT show) (healing ) (training flyer) (MPR) (training volunteers for ACLU) (police training) (interview by German socialist media)