Tarek Maassarani has worked for over a decade with DC and charter schools on peace education, teacher training and mentoring, youth leadership, and school garden projects. In 2011, Tarek was the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the Latin America Youth Center where he worked to integrate restorative practices into DC schools and the juvenile justice system. In 2012, he helped established the Prince Georges County Community Conferencing Program, a Maryland judiciary-funded program that receives referrals from county schools and the juvenile justice system. Tarek is an adjunct professor of conflict resolution at the American University and regularly offers training and presentations on restorative justice to non-profit organizations, schools, parents, and police. Tarek is also the founding coordinator for the DC Alliance for Restorative Practices (DCARP) and a member of the Every Student Every Day Coalition Steering Committee.