urlRestorative Justice: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
March 26, 2015: 8:30am-4:00pm
Avila University: Whitfield Conference Center

Avila University’s Center for Global Studies & Social Justice, the KC Center for Conflict Resolution, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the KC Metropolitan Bar Association co-sponsored a one-day conference on Restorative Justice to further conflict resolution and nonviolent means of resolving conflict in the greater Kansas City area. Presenters included experts currently providing restorative approaches in the judicial and criminal justice system, policing, schools, as well as neighborhoods and families,. The Restorative Justice approach includes Mediation, Circles, Conflict Management Skills, Neighborhood Accountability Boards, and Victim Offender Dialogue. The Restorative Justice approach reduces conflict, re-offending, and violence. Calls for action to further implement this approach in the Greater Kansas City area were widely and enthusiastically heard and the event sponsors agreed to follow up on those calls. Future planning, action and coordination is in process, so stay tuned…