The U.S. has the largest and most expensive incarceration system in the world. There are alternatives to this system that can help citizens avoid jail and support formerly incarcerated individuals returning to society. Restorative Justice encourages the humanization of those who have caused harm and provides better alternatives than our current incarceration system.
This webinar will be a conversation about the positive outcomes derived from Restorative Justice practices. Our panel of experts will discuss why it is important for congregations and communities to examine, explore, and embrace the principles of Restorative Justice which can transform churches, families, schools, and communities.
- Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Assistant Professor of Contextual Education and Community Engagement, Eden Theological Seminary
- Rev. Dean Bucalos, NBA Prison & Jail Ministries Specialist
- Rev. Nora Jacobs, Restorative Justice Practitioner
- Dr. Carl Stauffer, Reconciliation Expert, United States Institute of Peace