Erica Mason Colvin, RJP
Erica Mason-Colvin is a Saginaw, Michigan native now residing in Texas. She has been practicing Restorative Justice full time for nearly seven years. Her pre -Restorative professional background includes: juvenile parole and probation casework, juvenile RTC certification, foster care advocacy, public education, design, and event planning.
Erica embodies a mix of knowledge, experience, and training with a heart of service. Beginning with educators and school district personnel around the state and country she began adopting the social movement of Restorative Justice. She has been the inaugural Restorative personnel in three organizations, bringing her way of peace keeping to many different participants. In addition to schools and school personnel, her way of serving her community using Restorative Justice manifests in the following arenas: public speaking, court diversion programming/facilitation, family reunification within child welfare, individual family harm circles, community organizations, workplace conflict, religious association conflict, and recently maternity shelter circles and community building.
She serves on the education committee for Austin Mennonite Church, is a NACRJ member, Current Board Member and Executive Director for Restorative Matters, Community Healing Network member, Educators in Solidarity member, Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator, and Moderator for Black Austin Excellence.
Her motto is: “My voice is my vessel. I will always use it as a catalyst for equity and peace.”