Restorative practices intentionally build community connectedness, and restorative justice is a continuum of ways to respond to harm through consideration of the needs and obligations of those most affected. Both center on values of individual voice, choice and dignity - believing that human beings thrive in relationships and need known ways of caring for one another that are non-adversarial and non-punitive.
Program and Speakers:Ryun Anderson is the Executive Director of the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, and Sarah Mattox, is the Community Resolution Program Manager with the Restorative Justice Project. They are offering a primer in restorative practice and restorative justice, as well as an overview of the exciting restorative work taking shape across the state of Maine. Participants will explore the ways in which restorative work builds individual and community resilience.