LaNaisha Edwards is our CA CSSJ Member Engagement Associate and recently earned her Master Certificate in Restore Justice at Vermont Law school with the goal of advocating for more Restorative programs within the justice system and impacted communities. She is a survivor of multiple violent crimes, activist, restorative justice practitioner and advocate. Since the murder of LaNaisha younger brother she continued to share her story publicly with the goal of showing their is healing in storytelling. She is dedicated to creating opportunities for transformation and healing for everyone impacted by violence including people who have been harmed and people responsible for harm. LaNaisha supports victims/survivors in elevating their voices in many areas; local, and state policy in advocating for change. She consults, trains, and supports survivors with their media present and understanding it is important for victims/survivors to share their own narratives.