04Dec2022

Sound Justice Announcements Update ● View Our Latest and Upcoming Events!

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PO Box 1746 Riverhead, NY 11901

contact@sound-justice.org

+1 (631) 566 7312

About Sound Justice Initiative

Helping Today. Shaping Tomorrow.

We know education is core to rehabilitation and ultimately to individual, family and community restoration. As educators and community leaders we have firsthand seen the transformative power of education. And we are transforming lives and the way things can be done.

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.

Dr. Kerry Spooner

The Founder
What Is Our

Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy

Provide a safe and inclusive learning environment

Provide students with a learner-centered experience

Respect cultural differences

Develop learners' pre-existing knowledge

Recognize all people learn differently

Offer educational programming rooted in evidence-based, culturally responsive practices

Learn by doing

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In 2020 New York State had 76, 008 adults under community supervision. Outside of New York City, Suffolk County had 6,435 adults under supervision with Nassau County coming in second with 4, 650 adults.

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Help justice impacted
people on Long Island!

If you have experience teaching at the college level and have a master's degree

Become an SJI teacher

Additional requirements: all training provided by SJI together with our partners

● Trauma-informed care by a certified SAMHSA trainer
● Best practices: SJI workshops on teaching incarcerated students
● Continual professional development workshops
● New York State training requirements
● Sheriff’s Department training requirements

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Meet Our Board

Dr. Kerry Spooner

Founder and President Dr. Kerry Spooner holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Stony Brook University and an M.A. in Experimental Humanism from NYU. She currently teaches at local Colleges and Universities.

Margarita Espada

Founder & Executive-Artistic Director of Teatro Yerbabruja;
Artist & Social Justice Educator

Darren Stakey, Esq.

Attorney, Certilman Balin

Laura Jens-Smith

Former Supervisor, Town of Riverhead, NY;
Former President of Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education, NY

Rev. Kimberly Johnson

Pastor, Unitarian Universalist Church

Cindy Clifford

Media/Press Professional

Kerry Spooner

Kerry Spooner

Co-founder and president Dr. Kerry Spooner holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Stony Brook University and an M.A. in Experimental Humanism from NYU. She currently teaches English at Suffolk County Community College.
Rev. Kimberly Johnson

Rev. Kimberly Johnson

Pastor, Unitarian Universalist Church
Darren Stakey

Darren Stakey

Esq Attorney, Certilman Balin
Laura Jens-Smith

Laura Jens-Smith

Former Supervisor, Town of Riverhead, NY; Former President of Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education, NY
Cindy Clifford

Cindy Clifford

Media/Press Professional
Margarita Espada

Margarita Espada

Founder & Executive-Artistic Director of Teatro Yerbabruja; Artist & Social Justice Educator
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