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Webinar: “Restorative Justice is an ancient idea whose time has come.”


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— Dennis Maloney, Oregon Police Officer

This webinar will offer some historical context of how Restorative Justice, which is rooted in indigenous peacebuilding practices, has been employed in the United States as well as other countries. We will look at the broad implications of this work as it applies to the criminal justice system, to schools and even to communities where trauma has damaged an internal structure. While many hear "Restorative Justice" and think it is about restoring offenders to a healthy place in the community, it is not. It is, in fact, a victim-driven movement designed to restore the balance in an environment that has been ruptured by a crime. It is about repair and accountability.