On September 22, 2017 on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, justice practitioners, victim service advocates, school administrators, teachers, school counselors, academics, social workers, human service professionals, social justice advocates, and others came together to network and learn about restorative practices in Missouri. Conference tracks included:
- Justice system
Restorative justice is a response to harm that respects the dignity and equality of each person, builds understanding, and promotes social harmony through the healing of victims, offenders, and communities. Examples include:
Restorative discipline in schools
Family group conferencing
Community reparative boards, and more.
This conference featured presenters from across the state who are utilizing restorative practices in communities, educational settings, and the justice system. Learn more about the landscape of restorative justice in Missouri!