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Ashlee Sellars

Raphah Institute

Ashlee Sellars is the Restorative Justice Diversion Team Leader for the Raphah Institute. As a restorative practitioner, Ashlee supports families as they courageously face harms they have experienced and acknowledge how these harms manifest in their lives.  She enjoys working closely with community and believes that no one should ever be defined by their worst moment.  Ashlee comes to this space from her experiences as a youth who caused great harm and the impact a conversation with those whose lives were forever changed had on her.  (Part of that story can be heard here: https://www.juvenilefilm.com/stories/ashlee) Amongst other organizations, Ashlee is a member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, The Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network, and FreeHearts.  Ashlee believes that everyone effected by harm should be at the table having discussions to create change.  She is trained in ACEs, Trauma Informed Care, Harm and Community Conferencing Circles, How to Have Conversations with Survivors, and Victim Impact.  Ashlee holds an Associate’s Liberal Arts Degree from Lipscomb University LIFE program.

Spending most of her free time with her family, Ashlee is enjoying freedom and connecting with community!