RJ Maccani is Common Justice's Director of Training. He brings fifteen years of experience in transformative justice responses to violence and trauma-informed leadership development to the role. RJ is also a parent and a lead teacher for generative somatics. 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 is an LMSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. His vocational experience reflects three complementary passions: transformative justice, somatic coaching, and the creative arts. RJ’s writing on these can be found in Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement (AK Press), The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice (North Atlantic Books), and A Moment on the Clock of the World: A Foundry Theatre Production (Haymarket Books).