Restorative Justice

 

(n.). An approach to justice focused on the needs of the victims, offenders, and involved community.

Restorative justice is a theory of justice designed to focus on harm, with cooperative processes that include many stakeholders. Restorative justice practice can evolve alongside or in place of the traditional punitive approach to wrongdoing. Properly implemented, restorative justice can transform people, relationships, communities, and lead to excellent outcomes. With deep roots in native cultures worldwide, it has become an accepted framework in the past several decades. Much of the emergence of this area in recent decades has been focused on criminal situations, though it has expanded from its formal origins into use in schools, workplaces, and beyond.

 

This conference brought together over 200 experts, across  to learn about the details of restorative justice, offer opportunities to experience restorative justice practices, and think collectively about how restorative justice can benefit us here in Western NY. 

The morning started with Senator Tim Kennedy and Robert Morrisroe, representatiive from Mayor Byron Brown's office.

Keynote Dr. Carolyn Boyes-Watson gave an inspiring speech about restorative cities.

Daniel Kos and Julie Loesch provided informative discussion about mediation and restorative justice.

Steve Sugarman and Kim Connelly provided though provoking conversation about restorative justice and law.

The Community Action and Education Panels allowed participants to have discussion with community and school leaders in changing justice culture.

PHOTOS OF WORKSHOPS AND THE DAY

SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS

keynote speaker

Dr. Carolyn Boyes -Watson

Director

Center for Restorative Justice at the University at Suffolk

rj and law speakers

Steve Sugarman

UB Law Professor

Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott, and Sugarman

Kim Diane Connelly

Prof. of Law/Vice Dean for Legal Skills

UB Law School

mediation speakers

Daniel Kos

NYS Unified Court System

Office of Alt. Dispute Resolution Prog.

Julie Loesch

Child and Family Services Director

Center for Resolution and Justice

SPEAKER MC

Stephanie Sacco

MSW Alumni

UB School of Social Work

community action panel

George Baba Eng

Program Director

Prisoners are People Too

Pastor James Giles

Founder/Pres./CEO

Back to Basics

Dina Thompson

President

ECRJC

Alexandra Liloia-Bishop

MSW Student

University at Buffalo

Julie Loesch

CFS Director

Center for Res. and Justice

Steve Sugarman

Professor

UB School of Law

education panel

Jennifer Eynon

Cert. Special Ed Teacher

Buffalo Public Schools

Liese Zilberleyt

Clinical Social Worker

Buffalo Public Schools

MaryBeth Zanghi

CSE Chair

Buffalo Public Schools

Nicole Bycina

Administrator

BPS Office of School Climate

Andrew Prinzing

Principal

Enterprise Charter School

workshop leaders

Edward Sundquist

Attorney

Lewis & Lewis, P.C.

Dr. Diane Elze

Assoc. Prof./ Director

UB School of Social Work

Brandy Loveland

Dir. of Comm. Engagement

ECRJC

Andrew Prinzing

Principal

Enterprise Charter School

MaryBeth Zanghi

CSE Chair

Buffalo Public Schools

THANKS TO

We would like to thank the following groups for their support in making this day possible:

 

AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

UB School of Social Work

UB Graduate Student Association

UB School of Social Work GSA

UB School of Law

UB Student Wellness Team

UB Student Board I

UB LAI GSA

UB CSEP GSA

UB Judicial Affairs

UB Government and Community Relations Office of the President

UB LIS GSA

UB Judicial Affairs

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

 

Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

567 Hertel Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14207

ECRJC.org

 

Showing Up for Racial Justice

10428 Bluegrass Parkway

Ste. #544

Louisville, KY 40299

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SURJBuffalo/

 

It Takes A Village
900 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14211

(716)896-7682

(716) 541-7413

https://www.facebook.com/It-Takes-A-Village-Action-Organization-288447647865234/

 

Citizens Action of New York

739 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 855-1522

Citizenactionny.org

 

Center for Resolution and Justice

Child and Family Services

Tri-Main Center
2495 Main Street, Suite 357
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 362-2323

http://www.cfsbny.org/programs/mediation/

 

Prisoners Are People Too

P.O. Box 273

Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 834-8438

Prp2.org

Back to Basics Ministries

1370 William St #3

 Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 854-1086

http://back2basicsministries.org/

Center for Restorative Justice-Suffolk University

73 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02108

(617)305-1991

http://www.suffolk.edu/college/centers/14521.php

 

 

SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS

 

Dr. Carolyn Boyes-Watson

Dina Thompson

Dr.Diane Elze

Kim Diana Connolly

Steve Sugarman

Julie Loesch

Pastor George Giles

George BaBa Eng

Alexandra Liloia-Bishop

Daniel Kos

MaryBeth Zanghi

Nicole Bycina, MSW, MBA

Andrew Prinzing

Liese Zilberleyt, LCSW

Jennifer Eynon

Edward Sundquist

Brandy Loveland

Stephanie Sacco

 

We would also like to thank, Kellina Pile, Connor Walters, Sara Alpert, Promise Bruce, and all the volunteers and student organizers for the event. Thank you for making this possible.

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