Kathy Fox (she/her)

Get to know a little about Kathy Fox, one of the core team members of the National Center on Restorative Justice!

What is your work at the National Center on Restorative Justice?

I teach restorative justice to incarcerated populations and created a curriculum for it.

What has been the most rewarding experience you’ve had working in restorative justice so far?

Co-teaching a class in a prison with another NCORJ core team member, Lindsey Pointer.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about restorative justice, and how do you address it in your work?

That it is only for and about victims. I address it by addressing the harms that justice-involved people experience.

How would you describe restorative justice in five words or less?

Holistic way to address harm

If you could sit in Circle with three present-day, historical, or fictional figures, who would you choose and why?

Angela Davis, John Braithwaite, and Obama because I admire and could learn from all of them!

When you’re not at work, what is something you like to do that brings you joy and fills your cup? 

My dog, being outside in nature, especially the woods and listening to music!

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received and how have you used it?

“Follow your passion and the rest will follow.” I became a sociologist committed to justice reform and have been actively engaged in it for years. It gives my life a purpose.

If you could instantly learn a new skill, what skill would you choose and how would you use it?

This is boring but I would love to learn data visualization to better express dense data or facts in accessible ways

What would be your perfect vacation?

A beach vacation with my spouse and adult children