Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Harvard Grad Wins Double Award: Fellowship and DACA

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"Pierre Berastaín has focused his energies on what connects us, what restores us and what fortifies us. The graduate of R. L. Turner High in Carrollton is co-founder of the Boston-based Restorative Justice Collaborative. He’s working on his second degree at Harvard, at the Divinity School.

The Restorative Justice Collaborative operates as a clearinghouse for those working with the traumatized in domestic violence or homeless shelters or simply reconstructing their lives after the death of the loved one from violence. Those practicing restorative justice, Pierre says, are there long after officials from the state like lawyers, judges and the police have gone.

Pierre’s on a fund-raising campaign now for the Collaborative. They’d like to expand their