Friday, September 22, 2017 at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO
The CDR is excited to co-sponsor a statewide restorative justice conference on Friday, September 22 in Springfield MO.
Join justice practitioners, victim service advocates, school administrators, teachers, school counselors, academics, social workers, human service professionals, social justice advocates, and others to network and learn about restorative practices in Missouri.
Conference tracks include:
- School/Education, and
- Justice system.
The day will start with a welcome and keynote from Stephanie Frogge, MTS. Ms. Frogge is the assistant director of the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. As a trained mediator, victim-advocate, trauma specialist, and restorative justice practitioner she works at the nexus of community, school, and justice system efforts to utilize restorative principles to promote healing and safety.
Next, attendees can choose to attend a variety of breakout sessions. These interactive informational sessions will feature presenters from across the state discussing specific aspects of their restorative work in each of our three focus areas: community, school/education, and the justice system.
Participants will learn from restorative justice practitioners, educators, police, court personnel, social service professionals, victim representatives, and others about the many varied restorative activities taking place in Missouri. Attendees will away with concrete examples of programs and techniques as well as information on the benefits and challenges of incorporating restorative practices in various contexts.
Lunch and networking will follow (included in the cost of registration), and the day will conclude with a World-Cafe’ discussion.
World-Café is a whole group interaction method focused on conversation and discussion. It is a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge, and developing possibilities for action. The conference’s World Café will focus on how attendees can put what they have learned at the conference into practice and/or what steps they can take to further the goal of creating a restorative Missouri.
Registration for this event is $25, or $15 for students, and includes materials and lunch. For more information or to register visit associations.missouristate.edu/morjc/.
Conference sponsors for this event include the following:
- The Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition
- The Sisters of St. Joseph
- The Missouri State University Department of Communication
- The Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters
- The Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University