Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Couzens Hall Multipurpose Room
On April 15, 2014, the University of Michigan Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) will host a symposium and dialogue on restorative practices from 1-5 p.m. The purpose of the symposium and dialogue is to introduce campus and community allies to the philosophy and applicability of restorative practices. In lieu of a traditional panel, the event will include break-out dialogue sessions on restorative practices in different sectors (schools, courts, universities, community, etc.).
Judge Timothy Connors, Peacemaking Court, Washtenaw County; U-M Law School
Margaret Connors, Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office (retired); U-M Law School
Belinda Dulin, Director, Dispute Resolution Center of Ann Arbor
Susan Butterwick, Project Direct, Peacemaking Court; WSU Law School
Sukie Gruesbeck, Safe and Supportive Schools Liaison, River Rouge High School
Carrie Landrum, Office of Student Conflict Resolution, U-M Student Life
Rick Shafer, Associate Director, MSU Student Life
Student Restorative Practice Facilitators, River Rouge High School
The Plan for the Event
An overview of restorative practices will take place from 1-2 p.m. led by Rick Shafer of MSU and Carrie Landrum of U-M. From 2-4 p.m., special guests* will lead small dialogues about restorative practices infused in their work. We will have break-out dialogue sessions on restorative practices in our school system (both Wayne and Washtenaw counties), our criminal justice system, local universities (MSU and U-M), and the wider southeast Michigan community. We will have a closing circle(s) process from 4-5 p.m.