JOINING FORCES: Restorative Justice: Shifting our Paradigms about Responding to Crime

This session will provide an overview of restorative justice including the core values, current practices, and extant research. Typical restorative practices include victim-offender mediation, family-group conferencing, and peacemaking circles but also include crime victim panels, peer court, other collaborative victim-involved processes. The advantages of a restorative approach are that it makes the needs of crime victims central to the justice process.

This workshop, given by Rob Butters, will be offered on Tuesday, November 13 of JOINING FORCES from 10:15 – 11:45 am.

Rob Butters is the director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center at the University of Utah and a faculty member at the College of Social Work.  Dr. Butters has worked in the criminal justice system for over 20 years as a researcher, mental health therapist, administrator, and case manger.  Dr. Butters teaches advanced forensic social work practice and advanced research methods at the college.

Early registration rates end Monday. Register today on our website! Call 1-800-CHILDREN for more information.

For a complete conference agenda, click here.

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