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Restorative Justice & Healing Circles


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Restorative Justice is based upon an old, commonsense understanding of wrong doing and the belief that crime is a violation of people and interpersonal relationships. Restorative Justice is a paradigm shift from traditional justice. It views crime as a wound within the community and justice requires accountability and healing, including in the wake of clergy sex abuse. Rather than determine blame and impose punishment, restorative justice relies on victims, offenders and community members to determine how to make things right.
Data shows that restorative justice delivers favorable results for all parities affected by a crime or other conflicts. Join us for this intriguing presentation by a leader and pioneer in restorative justice, including the showing of the film Healing Circles related to clergy sex abuse in the wake of the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Presented by: Justice Janine P. Geske
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
Judge Geske is now Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette, where in 2005 she founded the Restorative Justice Initiative.
Learn more at http://www.sjtw.net/restorative-justice