Join my colleagues, Aldermen Harry Osterman (48th Ward) and James Cappleman (46th Ward), and me for an important forum on “Restorative Justice.” The forum will take place next Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m., at Loyola University’s Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan.
Community leaders, teachers, young people, police officials and restorative justice practitioners will share their insights and experiences with this innovative approach to ending violence in our schools and neighborhoods.
Restorative justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. Currently practiced at Sullivan High School under the leadership of Principal Chad Adams, restorative justice brings together those affected by an incidence of violence, holding offenders accountable for their actions and helping both the victims and offenders recover from the conflict and become contributing members of the community.
In addition to Sullivan High School, restorative justice is practiced in a growing number of schools and communities across the nation. Attend the forum and learn more about restorative justice and how it can help reduce violence in our neighborhood.