This June, the third National Conference on Restorative Justice will commence with the shared goal above. Taking place in Raleigh at the Sheraton Hotel, the conference will bring together academics, community leaders, educators, faith leaders, judges, politicians, policy-makers, practitioners, and concerned citizens to explore the use of restorative justice principles and practices.
Joining keynote speaker Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and survivor of apartheid South Africa, will be research fellows, theorists, authors, and founders of both local and international organizations, all dedicated to this growing social movement–a unique approach to justice focused on finding peaceful resolutions to violations of legal and human rights.
Also present at the conference will be NC State’s own Dr. Joan Pennell, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement. Together with Penelope Griffith and Mary Koss, Dr. Pennell will participate in a panel focusing on violence against women, with an outline provided by Dr. Pennell on safely conducting family meetings in situations of child maltreatment and domestic violence.
Visit the website for registration information, a full list of speakers, and a schedule for the June 8-10 national conference.
by Lindsay Williams, CHASS communication