Bryan Echols serves as Principal and Founder of BE. the Change Consulting. Bryan is a trained Restorative Justice (RJ) circle keeper who, in his role, creates space for youth leaders to emerge from the neighborhoods who are hardest hit with community violence, poverty, marginalization and divestment. The RJ circle practices are not only used to heal, but also to celebrate and at times, to interrupt violence. Healing and repairing harm is the ultimate goal of the healing circles. In cases of deeply rooted trauma, mental health professionals who are members of their Leadership Circle are engaged. Bryan is a trusted and well-respected leader in the BYMOC space. He is a native of the community he serves and is known for his willingness to be vulnerable and transparent.