The Restorative Tree is a new way of loving and caring for those of different races and faces.

What is the Restorative Tree?
The Restorative Tree extends its roots from the African American Family history
research process to spring up many fruit branches to form a new tree: The Restorative Tree.

RJIA provides education, training, and consulting to those researching their family history using restorative principles and practices.

Black Family Genealogy and White America:

Replanting and Reclaiming American Family Histories and Stories



Janice Jerome is a native of Atlanta and the former Assistant Director for the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The Institute of Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD). She is a doctoral candidate for her Ph.D. in Transformative and Social Change. She received her master's degree in public administration and her bachelor's degree in computer science from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. She is a member of the National Anger Management Association and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist.

Janice has worked for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Immigration Court in Miami, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia.

She is the former Supervisor of Diversion / Intake for the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia. Ms. Jerome is co-contributor to the book Colorizing Restorative Justice published by Living Justice Press and co-author to "Blessed from the Beginning." Janice is the recipient of many awards, including the 2015 Community and Leadership Restorative Justice award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ), the Romae Powell Award and Director’s Award from the Juvenile Courts Association of Georgia. Ms. Jerome is the Founder of the Restorative Justice Institute of Atlanta, LLC and received her training from Kay Pranis and Gwen Rivers Jones in 2004. She is a professional genealogist, mediator, anger management specialist, numismatics, paralegal, mother of three, and grandmother.


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The Restorative Justice Institute of Atlanta, LLC was established in 2004 and structured as a corporation in 2014 founded on the principles of strengthening foundations and renewing relationships. Contact us today for a conference or quote for services.

Are you interested in elevating Black pride through family history storytelling?

Why is it important to focus on Black and White relationships and conflict? Positive outcomes of White America and Black America relationships have been the central point of improving race relations for many people in many communities.



Focuses on healing racial relationships in America through a restorative genealogical process by fostering the emergence of a practical and effective form of reparation for slavery due to the African Diaspora. 

  • Would you like to bring your family together in a restorative circle to address hard things in a good way? 

  • Are you interested in your family history? 

  • Are there family members who whole a wealth of knowledge about your family that you would like to invite to share your family stories? 

  • Do you have family documents and are unsure how to assemble them as a family history document book?