What is Restorative Justice?

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Many people in prison don’t belong there, but what do we do with people who have caused real harm? 

Restorative Justice is one practice for accountability and healing that takes an alternative approach to incarceration and punishment.  Hear directly from people involved with restorative justice centers in Vermont who will share their experiences and answer questions about this model.

Speakers: Mel Motel of Brattleboro Community Justice Center, Heather Hobart of Lamoille Restorative Center, and Nico Amador of ACLU of Vermont.

This spring, Smart Justice Vermont is exploring questions related to mass incarceration, its causes and alternatives in The Freedom Series, an online forum for learning and discussion. All Freedom Series webinars are free and open to the public.  Register to RSVP and receive instructions on how to join via your phone or home computer.