This virtual, day-long conference will feature nationally known expert presenters, offering two plenary sessions and four keynote presentations, as well as panels of practitioners working across the state of Missouri and the region.
Topic areas will include: justice, community, education and organizations/workplaces.
Our morning plenary session will focus on “Restorative Practices: Where We Have Been” with Michael Gilbert, PhD. He is the former executive director of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice.
Our afternoon plenary session will continue our theme, exploring the topic of “Restorative Practices: Where We Are Going” with Sheryl Wilson. She is the executive director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the president of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice.
Education - Hear from David Yusem, the restorative justice district coordinator at Oakland Unified School District. In this role, he supports schools across the district in implementing a culture shift through the use of restorative justice practices.
Organizations/Workplaces - Learn from Molly Rowan Leach, the founder of Restorative Justice on the Rise, a global virtual network and community of practitioners, academics, students, teachers and citizens who are daily amplifying the movement within and beyond restorative justice.
Community - Learn about the work of Pathways to Restorative Communities (P2RC), a Boston-based organization applying restorative practices widely in their community and beyond.
Justice - Hear about the use of restorative practices in the courts and corrections from Kelly Dills, the Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Manager for the Missouri Department of Corrections
Practitioner panels - Each keynote will be followed by a panel of practitioners working across the region focused on each topic area.
Continuing educaton credits are available for attorneys, counselors, social workers and conflict professionals.
This event is sponsored by the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition and the Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University.