Western New York Restorative Justice Conference

When: April 9-10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2014

Speakers include: • Kay Pranis, author, trainer and national leader in restorative justice specializing in peacemaking circles; • Lauren Abramson, founding director of the Community Conferencing Center; • sujatha baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency; and • Carolyn Boyes-Watson, national trainer of restorative justice practices throughout New England. Baliga will also present “Working With(in): Communities, Systems and Restorative Justice,” at 7 p.m. on April 9. “Conference attendees will be able to hear from national experts and local leaders who are using restorative approaches to reconcile, heal and strengthen their own communities,” said LaVerne McQuiller Williams, chair of RIT’s criminal justice department. “We hope to inspire students to learn and grow using restorative practices, encourage community leaders to apply restorative practices to community issues, and empower citizens to actively play a role in restorative justice.”

Price: $125-$250, register.


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