Exploring Restorative Justice: Peacebuilders, crime victims and ex-prisoners

Crime victims, offenders and communities share a stake in restorative justice. At the just-completed Summer Peacebuilding Institute at EMU, two courses brought stakeholders face-to-face.

A former Virginia prisoner studied with peacebuilders from around the world in a May course, “Restorative Justice: The Promise, the Challenge.” In a June course, “Looking Through Both Lenses: Restorative Justice Through the Eyes of Victims and Offenders,” that student told his experiences to learners who also heard a rape survivor