Restorative Justice/Restorative Practices
Join us for an interactive panel to discuss the following:
Understand the history and philosophy of restorative justice/practices and its indigenous roots
Understand what restorative justice/restorative practices is
Understand why equity must always be central to this work
Understand how restorative practices is a way of being in the world versus only a program
Identify implications for implementing restorative practices
Presenter(s): Sarah King, Alicia Nichols, Natasha Lapcinski, Dr. Raj Sethuraju
Sarah King, MA is a member of the Victim Assistance & Restorative Justice Unit within the Minnesota Department of Corrections and coordinates the MN Circles of Support and Accountability (MNCOSA) program. Sarah has 10 years of experience in restorative justice and is a recent graduate of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, receiving her M.A. in conflict transformation with an emphasis in restorative justice.
Alicia Nichols, LSW is the Restorative Justice Coordinator in the Victim Assistance and Restorative Justice Unit with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Ms. Nichols is responsible for providing oversight for the following restorative justice processes: apology letter bank, victim offender dialogue and Victim Offender Community a Restorative Experience (VOCARE). Alicia has over 15 years of experience in sexual violence advocacy, training development, technical assistance and capacity building in the areas of membership and diversity. Ms. Nichols is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and has been licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Social Worker since 2005.
Natasha Lapcinski, MAPL is Founder and Director of Dialogue Up, an organization that works with schools, organizations and communities to implement restorative practices. She was previously director of the Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition, and has worked in restorative justice for over 10 years.
Dr. Raj is Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University and recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by the resilience of our youth and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building and unpacking implicit biases and raising consciousness utilizing restorative practices. In his latest work, Dr. Raj explores the depths of our justice system & creates a framework in which consciousness becomes the roots of our practices.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Goodwill Easter Seals: 553 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104
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ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104