Focus Areas: Violence
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY
Quaila serves as Senior Restorative Justice Associate at the Center for Court Innovation. On the Restorative Justice in Schools Project, which aims to support the implementation of restorative practices across five NYC public high schools in Brooklyn, Quaila provides project-wide support and serves as the chief liaison between the program team and the research department. She facilitates community building circles with students and staff as well as co-facilitates response and reentry circles for students in crisis. In response to teen dating violence, Quaila created a Healthy Relationship Curriculum and led sessions with students around healthy communication within relationships.
The Center for Court Innovation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more effective and humane justice system. To accomplish this goal, the Center conceives, plans, and operates programs that seek to test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and achieve systemic change. Projects include community-based violence prevention projects, reentry initiatives, and court-based programs that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration. The organization’s efforts have produced tangible results like safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.