UNIVERSITY TJ PROJECT

The University Transformative Justice (TJ) Project offers consultation and facilitation services for universities seeking to build healthy and inclusive campus communities in the face of growing relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The University TJ Project was born out of the painful lessons learned throughout the Larry Nassar case where I witnessed first-hand how Michigan State University systematically failed to address survivor’s needs, demands for accountability, and the ripple effect of harm impacting survivors and their communities of support.   

One of the most poignant lessons learned, however, was the extent to which Michigan State University was not particular or alone in this failure. On the contrary, as the #MeToo movement continues to gain momentum it has become clear that

  • Relationship harm and sexual misconduct has reached epidemic proportions at universities nationwide.
  • The current available responses to sexual harm and misconduct consistently fail to address the structures and culture that enable (and even reward) harmful behavior, silencing, and the erosion of trust and accountability at universities nationwide.
  • We currently do not have intersectional responses that center healing for a diverse range of survivors and their communities of support.

The University TJ Project Responds to Those Lessons By:

offering personalized consultations, trainings, and strategies for administrators, faculty, staff, and students seeking a transformative approach to diversity and inclusion, relationship harm, sexual misconduct, conflict resolution, and building healthy campus climates. The University TJ Project does this by offering a transformative justice framework that is intersectional, adaptable, and survivor-centered in ways that current university responses are not.