This is the registration page for the Democracy Policy Network's Restorative Justice Policy Briefing.
The current criminal legal system fails to address the needs of harmed parties, offending parties, and communities writ large. A greater integration of and financial support for restorative justice processes throughout the criminal legal system, however, has the potential for transformative change. Taking many forms, from victim-offender dialogues to community conferences, this approach to harm rejects retribution and instead acknowledges the diverse needs of harmed parties, offending parties, and their communities alike. Fortunately, many cities and states are experimenting with new forms of restorative justice, from Colorado's Restorative Justice Coordinating Council to Vermont's Community Justice Centers. Join us to learn from experts and advocates at the frontier of advancing this model
Speakers: Nketiah Berko (Democracy Policy Network), Sharletta Evans (Colorado Crime Survivors Network, Inc.), Thalia González (Occidental College), Jessica Persaud (Common Justice), Liz Porter-Merrill (Colorado Restorative Justice Council), Dr. Shannon Sliva (University of Denver), Sen. Pete Lee (CO)