Bridge to Restorative Justice Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2017
All are welcome to register for the Bridge to Restorative Justice Conference on April 1, 2017 (8:30am to 4:00pm) at Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton (252 James St. N.). The conference will address the challenges to Restorative Justice in the Greater Hamilton Region and how to create a compassionate and safer community for everyone. There will be presenters taking part addressing many restorative justice issues and educating people on restorative justice practices.
This is not a fundraiser but to meet expenses there will be a nominal fee of $10 per person and a brown bag lunch will be included. This lunch has been generously donated by St. Stephen's United Church in Burlington.
To purchase your ticket click here.
- Ex-offenders trying to reintegrate in the Hamilton region
- Matthew Torigian, Ontario Deputy Minister for Community Safety and Corrections, former Waterloo police chief
- David Christopherson, currently MP for Hamilton Centre, federal NDP critic for Correctional Services (2015-16) and Ontario Minister for Correctional Services (1992-95)
- Russ Kelly, Ontario’s first adult offender to be involved in a court-sanctioned restorative justice process
- Louise Leonardi, Executive Director, Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN)
- Chris Cowie, Executive Director, Waterloo’s Community Justice Initiatives (CJI)—known world-wide for initiating the first modern Restorative Justice program
- Brian Sibley, Executive Director at Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc.
- Lisa Whittingham, Behaviour Consultant, Hamilton-Brant Behaviour Services
- Tara Mimnagh, Criminal Lawyer
- Susan Barberstock, Executive Director, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
- Diane Harrison, MSW, Mediator & Dispute Resolution Expert
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This event is organized by The Bridge; From Prison to Community