Responsibility, Rehabilitation & Restoration: A Symposium on Crime, Punishment and the Common Good in California
The purpose of this statewide event, sponsored by the California Catholic Conference, was to convene those affected by the criminal justice system, from victims to offenders to criminal justice professionals to Church and public leaders from various faith perspectives. Participants gathered from across the state to discuss how to transform society's response to crime from a paradigm of retribution and punishment toward one of rehabilitation, restoration and reconciliation. The organizers intentionally explored specific calls to actions for the members of the community.
Jaimee Karroll, IPP's Training, Education, Curriculum and Replication Director, and VOEG Facilitator, participated on the panel discussion titled, "Voices of Community Organizations Sharing Best Practices and Emerging Models". The panel addressed how communities can empower themselves and partner with government agencies to implement restorative justice practices.