In the wake of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and on International Day of Older People, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) and the Canadian Network for the Prevention on Elder Abuse (CNPEA) are hosting a webinar to explore the concepts of elder mediation and restorative justice. This practice, rooted in indigenous culture, is increasingly accessed as an alternative measure to criminal justice proceedings, particularly in matters that affect older adults.
An exciting panel of experts from across Canada will share and discuss their experiences and perspectives. They will discuss how we can learn from and build into our communities the collective and societal responsibility to create systemic structural changes.
Questions to be explored are:
• What does mediation and restorative justice mean?
• When are they a good option for seniors and families?
• Why are they particularly meaningful in matters of elder abuse?
• What's the difference from a standard legal justice approach? Are these alternative approaches being integrated within the existing system to help reform the criminal justice system?
• Does this type of response work and what are the long-term impacts in families and society?
This event is open to everyone. A 30 minute Q&A will follow the conversation. ASL interpretation will be available.