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Diefendorf Hall

University at Buffalo South Campus

Buffalo, NY 14215

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Restorative Justice Day is an event held annually to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members to discuss restorative practices. Please join us as we learn what restorative practices are, how they're being used in Buffalo, and how we can be ambassadors for these practices in our organizations.

Restorative Practices are defined as:

"...a growing social movement to institutionalize peaceful approaches to harm, problem-solving and violations of legal and human rights. These range from international peacemaking tribunals such as the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission to innovations within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, schools, social services and communities. Rather than privileging the law, professionals and the state, restorative resolutions engage those who are harmed, wrongdoers and their affected communities in search of solutions that promote repair, reconciliation and the rebuilding of relationships. Restorative justice seeks to build partnerships to reestablish mutual responsibility for constructive responses to wrongdoing within our communities. Restorative approaches seek a balanced approach to the needs of the victim, wrongdoer and community through processes that preserve the safety and dignity of all." - Dr. Carolyn Boyes-Watson

On RJ Day 2018, we will have nationally renowned restorative advocate Nancy Reistenberg give our keynote address, and we will host several workshops throughout the day on the themes of:

  • Youth (including LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter)
  • Community
  • Criminal Justice
  • Schools

The event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.

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