Yuko Uchikawa is a consultant in Restorative Justice, with more than twenty years’ experience providing trainings for communities and organizations to transform conflicts, understand secondary trauma, and promote wellness and self-care. Committed to working towards racial justice and equity, she has worked with diverse clients in the United States and Japan; her consultancy includes a position at Ramapo for Children as a Restorative Justice trainer for New York City public high schools, where she trains students and staff in restorative practices, including peer mediation and advisories. In addition, she serves as a consultant and trainer for MPG Consulting, helping organizations to create antiracist, equitable environments.
Yuok holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in conflict resolution from Columbia University. She is a fourth-degree black belt in Goju-ryu Karate and a practitioner of Qi Gong. She trained in mediation through the Center for Understanding in Conflict, and she is a certified mediator with the New York State Unified Court System. She trained in Restorative Justice with the Red Hook Community Justice Center, Kay Pranis, and Elizabeth Clemants.