KPFA’s Women’s Magazine looks at the practice of Restorative Justice and how that practice of justice based on healing provides an alternative to the punitive systems we have in our society today. Unlike the punitive system of justice we have, Restorative Justice focuses on healing and transforming the wounds of victims, offenders and communities caused by the wrongdoing through truth telling, apology, making amends, and reconciliation.
We talk to three leaders in Restorative Justice in the Bay Area. Jodie Geddes, Community Organizer Coordinator at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), Rose Elizondo, co-founder of the San Quentin Prison RJ interfaith group and of the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council, and Malachi Scott, the Re-entry and Community Restorative Justice Coordinator at RJOY and co-founder of the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council.
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National Association of Community and Restorative Justice: Sixth National Conference – June 16-18, 2017
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, California 94607
Please join practitioners and scholars from around the world at the 2017 Sixth National Conference of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice in Oakland, CA at the Oakland Marriott. Hosted by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), this year’s theme is Moving Restorative Justice from Margins to Center — elevating historically marginalized voices, promoting radical inclusivity and healing, and exploring the intersections of RJ with other contemporary social justice movements. With healing spaces, circles, youth-led activities, field trips as well as plenaries and panels, we are planning a provocative, participatory, and creative conference in Oakland, the birthplace of the Black Panther Party, and an international cultural and culinary mecca. We look forward to your participation.