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Friday, March 6 • 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Restorative Justice and Compassion-Based Practices with Inmates

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There are different models of Restorative Justice, from group processes within a neighborhood to volunteering to teach restorative justice principles and practices within the confines of a prison setting. This presentation will serve to share about one way that restorative justice principles and practices have been taught to and facilitated with male inmates referred to as “lifers” and how it was done so in a feminist context and with the inclusion of compassion-based practices and role play. Examples will be given in regard to how three women volunteers ( a psychologist, a survivor of violence, and the sister of a murdered brother) facilitated restorative interaction with male inmates who had volunteered for a restorative justice workshop to address their crimes after having completed an Alternatives to Violence program. Implications for future endeavors with both male and female inmates and for those re-entering society will be discussed. The value of approaching the humanity of the survivor, perpetrator, and the systems in which they interact will also be discussed from a feminist perspective. A possible film clip will be included.

Friday March 6, 2015 1:05pm - 2:05pm PST