Janice Jerome is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and the former Assistant Director of the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and the Institute of Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD). She is a doctoral candidate for her Ph.D. in Transformative and Social Change. She received her master's degree in Transformative and Social Change from Saybrook University, her master's degree in Public Administration, and her bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
Janice has worked for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and Immigration Court in Miami, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia. She is the former Supervisor of Diversion/Intake for the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia. She is also a co-contributor of the book “Colorizing Restorative Justice” published by Living Justice Press and co-author of "Blessed from the Beginning."
Janice is the recipient of many awards, including the 2015 Community and Leadership Restorative Justice award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ), the Romae Powell Award, and the Director's Award of the Juvenile Courts Association of Georgia.
Ms. Jerome founded The Restorative Justice Institute of Atlanta, LLC. This organization is dedicated to keeping "justice moving" by inspiring all to examine how to "say hard things in a good way." She received her training from Kay Pranis and Gwen Rivers Jones in 2004.
She is also a mother of three, a grandmother, and a professional genealogist, mediator, anger management specialist, numismatics, and paralegal.