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A New Path for Justice: Criminal Justice Reform in the Year of Mercy

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A New Path for Justice:

Criminal Justice Reform in the Year of Mercy

Nov. 6, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Mass Begins at 8:30 Caldwell Hall Chapel

Conference Begins at 9:30 Caldwell Hall Auditorium

The Catholic University of America (CUA), 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC 20064

Attendees are encouraged to take Metro.  The Catholic University of America is conveniently located on the Red Line at the Brookland-CUA Metro Station. Those who wish to drive may park for free at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Parking Lot located on the corner of Harewood Rd. NE and Michigan Ave NE.

Sponsored by: Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), Catholic Mobilizing Network, Mount St. Mary’s University and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Also, made possible by a generous gift from Stichting Benevolentia.

Tweet your questions using the hashtag: #RestoreJustice

 

In Caldwell Hall Chapel:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Mass Celebrant: James Donohue, C.R.

In Caldwell Hall Auditorium:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks Maria Mazzenga – Director, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plenary Session with Q&A Margaret Pfeil – Theological Overview of Restorative Justice
Slides for Theological Overview of Restorative Justice

Introduction by: Karen Clifton, Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

Rooms TBA:

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Break Out Sessions

  1. The Basics of Restorative Justice – Caldwell Hall, Happel Room Speakers:
    • Tim Wolfe, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Mount St. Mary’s University
    • Trudy Conway, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University
  2. Scriptural Foundations of Restorative Justice – McMahon Hall, Room 316 Speakers:
    • Mary Kate Birge, Associate Professor of Theology at Mount St. Mary’s University
    • Richard Buck, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University
  3. Impact of Incarceration on Persons (Economics and Family)-Caldwell Hall, Auditorium Speakers:
    • Alejandro Cañadas, Associate Professor of Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University
    • David McCarthy, Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at Mount St. Mary’s University

In Caldwell Auditorium: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch / Lunch Lecture with Q&A Karen Harrison, Reentry Coordinator for Catholic Charities,
RESTORATIVE INCARCERATION powerpoint (1) DC Introduction by: Anthony Granado, Policy Advisor, Office of Domestic Social Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Plenary Session with Q&A Janine Geske, Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School and Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Introduction by: David McCarthy, Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at Mount St. Mary’s University 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break Rooms TBA: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break Out Sessions

  1. Restorative Justice Parish Ministry – Hannon Hall, Room 132 Speaker:
    • James Donahue, Chair of the Theology Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University
  2. Restorative Justice Prison Ministry – Caldwell Hall, Auditorium Speaker:
    • Kirk Blackard, Conflict Management Practitioner

In Caldwell Auditorium: 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks     Featured image is by Steven-Depolo from Flickr’s Creative Commons, license can be found here.