CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHAIR
Dr. Raj,j 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 our youth’s resilience 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. Dr. Raj is also an associate professor at Metropolitan State University in St.Paul Minnesota. In his latest work, Dr, Raj explores our justice systems depths and creates a framework in which knowledge, critical consciousness, and heart become the root of our practices.