April 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As colleges and universities across the country grapple with the issue of sexual misconduct, higher-education administrators are searching for new approaches to not only reduce the number of incidents but also to change the campus culture that contributes to such behaviors. A new report from a team of researchers and practitioners indicates that the application of restorative justice principles can be an important part of the solution.
A new series of community events was launched in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on March 12 with an open forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice.” The event, held at the city’s Bethesda Episcopal Church, inaugurated a line-up of programs designed to raise awareness about issues of justice and healing.
As area schools explore best practices, community forum looks at nation’s criminal justice system
The principles of Restorative Justice are a hot topic of conversation in and around Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in large part because of the outreach of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice. Among its many local programs, the Skidmore project has helped to form a restorative justice strategy team of area schools. And to look at the bigger picture, the project, through its In Our Name Initiative, is holding a March 12 community forum on criminal justice reform in New York State and the nation.
Local forum probes role of faith communities in reform and restorative justice.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY., February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ The in Our Name Initiative of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice will present a community forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice” on Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs, 26 Washington Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Training at Skidmore College Draws Practitioners from Across the Country
As the practice of restorative justice gains momentum within higher education, 35 representatives of colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Skidmore College to take a closer look at this growing movement.