Sociology Department hosts Restorative Justice Summit

(10-24-2013)

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The Sociology Department and Center for Restorative Programs (CRP) are presenting the SLV Restorative Justice Summit on November 7 through November 9. The event is free and open to the public.

This three-day event invites institutional leaders, professionals, service providers, and community members to engage with national Restorative Justice (RJ) experts, hear RJ success stories, and brainstorm action plans for integrating RJ into the San Luis Valley.

Restorative Justice is an approach to crime and wrongdoing that engages victims, offenders, and their affected communities. This process provides support and answers for victims, allows offenders to take responsibility for their actions, and restores a sense of community safety. RJ is cost effective, results in high rates of victim satisfaction, and has been shown to reduce typical recidivism rates among juvenile offenders by greater than 50 percent in national studies. RJ is an integral component of programming offered by CRP.

To learn more about the summit, please call CRP at 719-589-5255.