Wednesday, April 08, 2009

National restorative justice conference coming to San Antone

From the Dallas News Crime Blog:
Those looking for an alternative to the 'lock 'em up and throw away the key' approach to criminal justice, might want to attend the second national conference on restorative justice. The University of Texas at San Antonio is hosting the conference May 13-15 and officials are expecting attendees from 10 different countries. Co-sponsors of the conference are an eclectic bunch, including everyone from School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary's University School of Law to the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the United Methodist Church. Here's the link to more information.
Go here for links to Grits coverage of the 2007 national restorative justice conference.


Anonymous said...

The 2nd National Conference on Restorative Justice (May 13-15, 2009) website is located at A detailed program is posted there.

The conference will have many of the world's leading experts on Restorative and Community Justice at the conference. It is expected that there will be 200-250 attendees from around the world.

Restorative Justice is increasingly being seen as a useful and effective model for responding to many community issues, problem behaviors and criminal offenses.

The US is way behind other nations in the use of restorative justice principles and practices

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Annie Casey foundation's principles. I hate that the pilot programs designed by the South East, North East, Travis and Dallas areas are taking such criticism by the very people that should be praising them They are created with keeping kids from being sent to incarceration which is the ideology of this conference. Support should be shown by the state for these programs that were requested by Senator Whitmire. The Cradle to Prison Pipeline should throw their support behind these proposals 100%. They will succeed in spite of Vicki Spriggs's criticism.