Restorative justice, with its focus on reparation of harm, restitution, reconciliation and healing, has made great strides. It currently provides innovative, practical alternatives to an adversarial, punitive, retributive justice system in Canada and around the world. Yet how resilient could our communities be if our justice system and other collaborating systems were based on a paradigm of building, strengthening and repairing relationships?
This two-day gathering will allow both experienced practitioners and those interested in restorative justice to come together for a series of conversations to evolve restorative justice in Canada.
Our event kicks off with a panel that will cover key topics including:
- Community Contexts for Restorative Justice
- An Aboriginal focus to Healing and Reconciliation
- Restorative Approaches in Youth Justice (courts, detention, probation)
- Restorative Approaches in Adult Justice (courts, prisons)
In the spirit of collaboration, experienced practitioners will share knowledge and facilitate conversations constructed to help pave a clear path for the next steps in the restorative movement.