Our retributive criminal justice system feeds a national culture of violence and revenge. Other approaches to justice DO exist. This workshop will provide an overview of the philosophy of restorative justice and how its focus on repairing harm provides a promising answer to the question “How do we fix our broken justice system?” Attend our workshop to learn about successful restorative justice programs and hear the stories of real people whose lives have been touched by the life-giving principles of restorative justice.
Hector Verdugo, Associate Executive Director of Homeboy Industries
Rev. Karen Harrison, Reentry Coordinator, Welcome Home Reentry Program, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Scott Paltrowitz, Associate Director of the Prison Visiting Project and Correctional Association of New York