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Restorative Practices

Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) has partnered with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), an accredited graduate school, to lead restorative practices initiatives in our region. BFDI and IIRP will work together to implement programs that have proven effective in reducing violence and increasing family and community engagement. Please consider making a bold and courageous decision to join us in developing a Restorative Practices environment in the City of Detroit. We will make a difference, and the time is now.

Program Philosophy
The philosophy of BFDI and the Restorative Practices (RP) program is that all community members are important, that they are all connected, sharing similar values and needs, and that it is this connection which will empower members to seek transformation. Restorative approaches draw on these similarities to strengthen and rebuild relationships with youth, families and communities that have been harmed in some way. BFDI and the RP program believe that people need and value human connectivity. Circles promote the transformation from “I” to “Us” approach.

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Our Offices

  • Administrative Office

    2995 E. Grand Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-758-0150
  • Samaritan Center

    5555 Conner Ave. Ste 1038
    Detroit, MI 48213
    Phone: 313-308-0255

    If it is after business hours, and you need to reach your Case Manager, please call BFDI’s “After Hours” phone number at (313) 330-2849.
  • In School Collaborative Partners

    Brenda Scott Academy
    Ecorse High School
    George Washington Carver
    Grandport Elementary Academy
    Hope Academy
    New Paradigm - University Yes Academy
    Osborn High School
    Ralph J. Bunche Academy
    Ronald Brown Academy
    Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts
    University Prep Art & Design: Middle High School
    University Prep Art and Design: Elementary School

Business Hours

Our hours of operation:
24/7 Availability

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Community Meetings

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