Building a Community Based Restorative Justice Network with Dominic Barter and Seattle community leaders
Come be inspired and discover ways to help foster a Restorative Justice paradigm in our homes, schools, organizations, spiritual centers, and the legal system. You will hear from internationally acclaimed practitioner of Restorative Circles, Dominic Barter and panelists from Seattle area groups, including No New Jim Crow. Dominic has helped bring restorative practices around the world, beginning in the poverty-ridden favelas (shantytowns) of urban Brazil, where violence is endemic.
The criminal justice system is built on the theory that the best way to encourage people to change their behavior is through punishment. Restorative Justice (RJ) is a philosophy that incorporates a diversity of tools to restore safety and connection through voluntary dialogue and mutual agreement. Often these meetings lead to transformational changes in people's lives. Integral to RJ is returning the process of reconciliation to those directly involved in a harmful act instead of handing it over to others (police, judges and lawyers) not involved in the original incident.
Campion Ballroom, Seattle University Campus
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122