Armand Coleman Executive Director
Armand Coleman is TPP’s first-ever Executive Director. Charged with leading and developing the vision of the organization, he works in tandem with three staff who are also system-impacted, as well as many facilitators, volunteers, and community partners.
Armand is himself a system-impacted restorative justice practitioner who was introduced to RJ while incarcerated as a youthful offender. He has over nine years of experience developing and leading restorative justice programming and helping thousands of young men heal through the process. While incarcerated, Armand also founded the Youthful Offender Coalition, a program which supports individuals who were convicted while under the age of 18; and Men Exploring Their Own Obstacles, a program that addresses toxic masculinity, rape culture, and sexism.
In addition to being a lead facilitator and circle keeper at TPP, Armand has led restorative justice circles and mentored youth through Roxbury District Court's CHOICE Program. He is a Fellow at Galaxy Gives and Volunteer Development and Community Outreach Coordinator at Communities for Restorative Justice. He is a former coordinator for the Bridge Project at Everyday Boston, where he remains a volunteer to this day. He is also a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Roundtable on Racial Disparities in Massachusetts Courts and facilitates circles for first year law students at Harvard Law School.