The Prison and Jail Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids will host a Restorative Justice Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. at Cathedral Square Center. This 3rd annual day-long conference has been organized by men incarcerated at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia. The theme of this year’s conference is “Radical Forgiveness.” The conference keynote speaker will be Kate Grosmaire, author of “Forgiving my Daughter's Killer, A True Story of Loss, Faith and Unexpected Grace.” To learn more about Kate’s journey please click the event website link.
One of the primary goals of the conference is educating the community about restorative justice and encouraging the creation and implementation of restorative justice practices within the local criminal justice system. These practices include developing legislative policy that offers victims an opportunity to participate in restorative justice circles prior to conviction. Restorative justice circles encourage meaningful engagement and accountability and provides an opportunity for healing, reparation and reintegration.
The conference is free, but registration is required. Click the event website link to register.
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