Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Clackamas Community College will host the Northwest Justice Forum Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29.
The forum, which is open to the public, will feature a dinner keynote address, workshops and two morning plenary discussions. Keynote speaker Sujatha Baliga, senior program specialist for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, will speak about how restorative justice can reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Plenary speaker Colette S. Peters, director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, will talk about her vision for the future of Oregon’s Criminal Justice System.
Workshops will explore issues such as how to create a culture of safety in schools; the positive impact of restorative justice on victims, offenders and communities; working with victims of serious and violent crime; the role of incarceration in juvenile justice; a sampling of restorative justice programming across Oregon and Washington.
The Northwest Justice Forum is an annual gathering of individuals committed to, and experienced in, the application of restorative justice in the juvenile justice system, community agencies and programs. The purpose of the forum is to explore and develop strategies, initiatives and best practices that sustain and advance the work of restorative justice in Oregon and Washington.
The forum also welcomes individuals and organizations that seek to increase their understanding of the principals and values of restorative justice and to learn more about current practices in the Northwest.
For more information, registration forms and fees or forum brochure, go to http://nwjusticeforum.com/#/2012-nwjf or contact Matthew Hartman at 503-655-8310.