Professor Johonna Turner will give the keynote address and two alumnae of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding will contribute to an October 4 symposium on restorative justice hosted by the University of Richmond Public Interest Law Review.
Turner, the co-director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, will speak on race, gender and restorative justice. Attorney Brenda Waugh MA ’09 will speak about restorative lawyering and wellness, assisted by JD candidate Rachel Campbell. Suzanne Praill MA ’10, director of the Fairfield Center for Restorative Justice in Harrisonburg, Va., will be among the panelists addressing restorative justice in the community, including programs and resources for clients.
The free symposium will examine restorative justice principles in the criminal justice system, explore the different types of restorative programs and community accountability alternatives for juvenile and adult offenders throughout Virginia, and discuss how restorative principles can be implemented into lawyer discipline, according to event organizers.