Statewide Restorative Justice Conference

Restorative Justice 2017 Conference Banner

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:

  • Community
  • School/Education
  • Justice system

Download the Program of Breakout Sessions

Restorative Justice?

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:

  • Victim-offender dialogue

  • Restorative discipline in schools

  • Family  group conferencing

  • Peacemaking circles

  • 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!

Special Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

The Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - St. Louis Province

The Missouri State University Department of Communication

The Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters

The Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University 

The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church