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Restorative Justice Workshop Nov. 1 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Northern Vermont University-Johnson will host a workshop on restorative justice 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Stearns Performance Space.

Restorative justice is an approach to criminal justice that focuses on empowering victims and making amends to victims and communities through negotiation, mediation and other means.

The public is invited to participate in the free workshop, facilitated by the directors and staff of Laraway Youth and Family Services and Lamoille Restorative Center, a restorative justice nonprofit.

Participants will practice applying restorative justice principles. Registration is not required.

NVU’s campuses in Johnson and Lyndon both offer academic programs that include a restorative justice focus. For its bachelor’s degree programs in both political science and anthropology/sociology, NVU-Johnson offers a criminal justice concentration that includes restorative justice. NVU-Lyndon offers a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a restorative justice concentration.