RJ Maccani has been active in movements addressing state, community, and interpersonal violence since the late ’90s. He brings nearly a decade of experience in transformative justice responses to violence as well as trauma-informed therapy and leadership development to his work with Common Justice. RJ is a lead teacher and practitioner with Generative Somatics, building the capacity of social and environmental justice leaders, organizations, and alliances to transform ourselves, our communities, and the world. As a co-founder of the Challenging Male Supremacy Project and leadership team member for generationFIVE, his transformative justice work has focused on addressing violence against women, queer and trans people, and children. RJ holds a Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
“I work at Common Justice because all human beings deserve the opportunity to grow, to heal, to make and receive amends.”