Meet Tracey

Believer/Nurse/Activist/Consultant/Mentor/Author…And More!

Tracey Wells-Huggins is a nationally known Master Facilitator and Trainer of both advocates and systems on the work of justice transformation.  Her message is deeply rooted in the data-driven effectiveness of restorative justice practices and family partnership as the keys to both personal, as well as collective, systemic change. Having worked for many years as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator in settings that range from acute, critical care and community-based environments, Tracey loves raising the awareness of audiences as relates to race equity, inclusion, and healing from trauma.  She currently serves on several organizational boards across the country including, Y-Knot Inc.(MD), Our Future First (NJ), Justice for Families (NY) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Washington, DC) where she is the sitting National Vice Chair.  Promoting solidarity while traveling throughout the U.S and several foreign countries, Tracey continues her quest to bring the crisis of the disproportionate mass incarceration of youth and adults from disenfranchised communities to the everyone who will listen and will graduate with her Master’s in Public Health Nursing from Aspen University in Fall 2022.  Tracey is a double Fellow of Georgetown University’s prestigious Center for Juvenile Justice Reform: Youth In Custody and Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities.  In 2008, Tracey founded the grassroots organization, Renewed Minds and created its original Personal Accountability Curriculum that has been instituted in schools and detention centers in various parts of New Jersey.  In 2021, in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic, Tracey launched Raw Wisdom LLC, as a means to elevate the consciousness of challenged communities and people through culturally relevant and applicable workshops, events, education and her popular podcast, “Raw Wisdom with a Renewed Mind”.  Tracey is the wife of Jason and the mother of a beautifully blended family that includes 6 children and 2 grandchildren.  A woman who relies on her faith, Tracey stands on 2 verses of scripture to keep her focused and they have become her clarion call to everyone who desires to be an agent of change for true justice: Romans 12:2- “And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” and Proverbs 3:5 “In all thy getting, get understanding….”

“I have just decided to be a full commitment to the fact that love in its most pure form is a vibe that changes lives…in fact, love IS the vibe…”~~~~~T. Wells-Huggins