Director of Healing & Circle Facilitator for We Build the Block Javon Lomax is a restorative justice practitioner with a wide range of experience. His story is one of perseverance being justice involved since the age of 16 and undergoing countless arrests. This part of his story fuels him to empower connection and healing in lives around the world. In 2018, Javon Lomax participated as a community volunteer for a diversion program in the Bronx that he would later be offered a circle keeper role after his continued commitment and impactful stories was felt by the organization. He would later go on to study under several seasoned RJ practitioners from all over the country and read countless material of healing work happening all over the world. Javon Lomax made the decision 5 years ago to leave his career path of sales and marketing and has since facilitated circles all over NYC for professionals, justice involved individuals, families connected by violence, and led trainings for individuals interested in Restorative Justice. Javon Lomax has since launched his own nonprofit where he provides resources and counseling to enhance the mental health to communities across NY and NJ and continues to challenge and push the field of RJ forward.