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Board of Directors

Addison Jones, B.S., Chairman of the Board of Director. 

In 1986, Addison Jones and his brother founded The Supply Room Company Inc (TSRC) in Ashland and he retired in 2016.

He graduated from the US Naval Academy an served 28 years on active duty and the reserves.  He retired as a Captain. 

He resides in Henrico and attends Christ Church in Short Pump and is on the Mission and Outreach committee. 

Erika Payne, M.B.A., Board Member Treasurer of the Board of Directors

She is employed with Senior Connections as the Senior Employment Program Coordinator.  She helps those who are entering the work place with unique challenges.  She has development experience and a heart for making a difference in her community. 

Lashawnda Singleton, M.P.A., Board Member

I am a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Master of Public Administration and a Certification in Nonprofit & Nongovernmental Organization Management.  I also have a Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University where I focused my studies on reentry programs and recidivism in Virginia.  I have worked to ensure the successful reintegration of system involved persons through the creation and maintenance of reentry councils for the State of Virginia and was the coordinator of VADOC Peer Recovery Support statewide grant and am currently an adjunct professor of VCU School of Social Work.

Lou Freyer, M.Ed., Secretary of the Board of Directors

 Lou is retired after working 32 years as an Elementary School Counselor in the

 Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania, and is also a Licensed Psychologist.  1996, he was trained in restorative justice by Ted Wachtel, founder of the International Institute of Restorative Practices. 

He has conducted numerous trainings on restorative justice in schools, with a special emphasis on elementary and middle schools, and has conducted family group conference circles with a wide range of school situations.

Valerie Slater , Board Member

Jeffrey Foreman, M.S., Board Member

I am a graduate of Liberty University with a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology. I also have a Bachelors degree from James Madison University in Individualized Studies, where my concentration was in Psychology, Sociology, and Restorative Justice.  I hold a Certificate from Cornell University in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.  I joined Virginia Center for Restorative Justice in 2022, and have volunteered in various capacities.  Currently I volunteer in State Prisons in Virginia teaching How to Handle Conflict curriculum.

Advisory Board

Dr. Daniel G. Bagby, has served as the Minister of Pastoral Care at River Road Church, Baptist since 2011. He and his wife Janet have been members of River Road since 1995.

  At the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond he holds the title of Theodore F. Adams Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

His education includes undergraduate work in psychology, religion and English; a master's degree in psychology; a M.Div.; and a Ph.D. in marriage & family counseling. Dan has pastored and been a chaplain for over 25 years. 

Judith Tolleson Clarke, MA,  is the Founder and Director Emeritus of Virginia Center for Restorative Justice.  She earned an MA in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University and founded VCRJ in 2010.  She created the Family Group Conference program and the How to Handle Conflict curriculum, which has been provided to thousands of youth and incarcerated people in Virginia.   

About the Center

We are a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to providing cooperative methods of resolving conflict. Our services include training and facilitation of restorative justice conferencing, restorative justice circles, restorative justice values-based programs, and introductory restorative justice training.

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Virginia Center for Restorative Justice
3601 Seminary Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23227

(804) 313-9596

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