Eloise Sepeda, D.Div
Restorative Justice Experience
I have specialized experience working in all tiers of support with minors/adults in the following restorative justice areas: Education; Law Enforcement; MultiCourt Systems; Social Services- Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Neglect; Mental Health; Child Welfare; Workplace Organizational Structures; Diversity & Inclusion; Family Services
In 2013, I founded Harmony One Restorative Justice. My goal is to advance equity, antiracism, and antiviolence in personal and professional spaces. In my experience, building cross-sector bridges to promote individual, family, and community restoration and systemic transformation is essential to achieve holistic healing-centered support.
My journey as a parent/community member, co-author of the book Restorative Discipline Practices: A Journey in Implementation by a Community of Texas Educators and curriculum at the University of Texas Austin and Texas State University TSSC for K-12 educators, mental health workers, and law enforcement officers, training multidisciplinary providers, DV/SA/HT staff, Juvenile, Judges, Court Personnel, Child Welfare Services, Faith-Based & Communities, and Families & Youth is a constant path of learning, listening and humility.
Areas of Interest and Service
I offer all levels of training, data analysis, and strategic consultation.
Eloise is a fierce Indigenous Latina who is a matriarch of her family, walking in the strength of her ancestors. She is a child/adult survivor of violence & abuse and impacted by multi-systems. She is an advocate for anti-violence and anti-racism systemic change as a national practitioner of Restorative Justice & Transformative Justice (RJ/TJ), Violence Prevention & Intervention, and Child Welfare & Race Equity. Eloise uses her professional and personal experiences to build bridges with families, communities, and multi-disciplinary providers of adult & youth services to address disproportionalities in systems. She has worked in the field of individual/family services since 1999 and was presented the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in May 2018 for decades of extensive human services. She has been awarded at local, state, and national levels for her work. In 2021, Dr. Sepeda was awarded by the NAACP for her outstanding community service work to advance equity and public safety. Eloise is currently working to codesign prevention and intervention community-driven strategies with cross-sector providers to transform the child welfare systemic approach to reduce family separation, increase reunification and achieve child and family well-being.