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Web Conference:

Restorative Justice: A Promising Approach to Ending Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
11am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern Time

The term “restorative justice” can have a myriad of meanings for a variety of communities. In this web conference participants will learn what the term means for members of South Asian and immigrant/communities of color. In particular, the role survivors of child sexual abuse play in the process and the links this process has in preventing child sexual abuse.

This web conference is apart of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women’s third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.

Hosts:  Leona Smith Di FaustinoJoan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the elements of restorative justice processes and models
  • Learn about the role of survivors in restorative justice
  • Understand circle process and its value for breaking silence within South Asian and other immigrant/communities of color

Materials:

  • Recording: Click Here
  • Slides: Click Here
  • Text chat transcript: coming soon
  • Blog summarizing this web conference: coming soon
  • Captioning transcript: coming soon

Real-Time Captioning Available: Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Presenters: 

Baliga_jpgsujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crime. A former victim advocate and public defender, sujatha was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship which she used to organized a successful restorative juvenile diversion program in Alameda County. sujatha is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences, has been a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the Today Show, and her work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine. She often speaks publically and inside prisons about her personal experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse. Today, sujatha is the director of the Restorative Justice Project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, where she helps communities implement restorative justice alternatives to juvenile detention and zero-tolerance school discipline policies. She is also dedicated to advancing restorative justice to end child sexual abuse and intrafamilial and sexual violence. sujatha earned her A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held two federal clerkships. sujatha lives with her partner of 17 years, Jason, their son, Sathya, and their sweet old dog, Django

NusratNuri Nusrat is a Program Associate for the Restorative Justice Project at the National Council of Crime and Delinquency. At NCCD, she supports jurisdictions throughout California in creating and implementing restorative juvenile diversion programs.  Prior to coming to NCCD, Nuri worked with the National Mitigation Coordinator for the Federal Death Penalty Project, supporting lawyers whose clients were facing death sentences. She also has experience in assisting people in dismissing their criminal convictions and working with youth with incarcerated parents. She is dedicated to serving those impacted by the criminal legal system. Nuri holds a JD from American University, an MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, and a BA in International Development from UCLA.

 

 

 

 

Leona Smith Di Faustino

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Leona L. Smith Di Faustino, LCSW has always had a passion for social justice work. This passion has translated into a decades worth of work in the field of sexual violence and relationship violence intervention and prevention. Leona firmly believes that ending interpersonal violence for the individual, the community and society is both a daunting task but one that is possible if not in her life time but in the future for the next generations.

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