Restorative Justice: Community Healing at the Federal Level

Event: Restorative Justice: Community Healing at the Federal Level

Starts: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 06:00 AM

Ends: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 05:30 PM

Location: Moakley Courthouse or virtual

On December 8th, Discovering Justice’s Executive Director Matt Wilson will be facilitating a conversation between U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Herbert, Probation Officer Maria D’Addieco, and two former participants from the Court's RISE program: one of the nation’s few federal-level restorative justice programs. (Learn more here.)

Panelists will explore the relationship between restorative justice and the court system. The discussion offers an opportunity to examine goals of the current justice system and consider how the process of restorative justice can facilitate meaningful acceptance of responsibility for those who caused harm – and a sense of agency for those who have been harmed.

The event will be held Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM, offered both in person at the John J. Moakley Courthouse and virtually on Zoom. A brief reception with refreshments will follow the discussion. 

We hope you can join us for this special look into the innovative programming happening in the District of Massachusetts, and for a larger conversation about the impact of restorative justice. Registration link below.