Friday Apr 19th 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Salomon Hall
Restorative justice, an ancient concept found in multiple differing cultures, involves sustained attempts to rebuild communities, relationships and trusts in situations where there have been serious wrongs that have blighted the lives of individuals and communities. In recent decades it has increasingly been applied in situations of severe conflict and injustice such as post-apartheid South Africa, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, El Salvador and the Balkan nations.
But, increasingly, the notion of restorative justice is also being seen as an essential component of renewal and reform in organizations and institutions seeking to manage change positively and to build a brighter future for all involved. Justine Darling, MA has been involved in multiple projects that seek to bring the value and life-giving principles of restorative justice to differing communities and organizations. Join us for this workshop where she will introduce and explain the concept and processes that restorative justice involves and will help members of USD and the local community identify how restorative justice can play a major part in building a brighter future for their collective lives.