|Gina Paris, M.A. is a nationally-recognized racial and restorative justice leader, Gina Paris, M.A., is currently serving as the Lead Planner and Co-Chair for the Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference to be held in Toledo, OH this June. Her dedication to community service has led…||Dr. Morris Jenkins is the Chair for the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and an Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at The University of Toledo. Dr. Jenkins received his B.A. from Claflin College, his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and his Ph.D….|
The NACRJ was incorporated on November 2, 2012 in Texas as a non-profit corporation. The vision, mission, and purpose statements and proposed Interim Leadership Team (2013-2015) for the association are attached. We are dedicated to building safe, livable and just communities through peacemaking, pro-active problem-solving, healing harms, addressing injustice/inequality and facilitating earned redemption. Community and restorative justice offer a different and more hopeful vision of justice and community building for the 21st century.
All attendees at the conference will receive a free NACRJ membership for the first year because it is the parent organization for the National Conference on Restorative Justice.
On June 19-21, 2013, nearly 500 leading international academics, practitioners, and activists in the fields of restorative and racial justice will travel to Toledo, Ohio, for an important historic event – the Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference. As co-hosts and sponsors, Lourdes University and The University of Toledo Foundation are proud and excited to be part of this relevant and important event.
The conference opens on Juneteenth, a holiday recognized by 42 states including Ohio. Juneteenth was established to commemorate the historical date of June 19, 1865, when slavery ended in the U.S. In the spirit of Juneteenth, the theme of the conference is “Keeping It Real – Race & Restorative Justice.” Presenters and attendees will explore restorative justice’s potential to heal and transform both historical harm and present-day inequities in justice systems, schools, and diverse communities.
Scholarships and sponsorships for free admission are not available.
CEUs for social work and counseling available at conference. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Morris Jenkins, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair, Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work
The University of Toledo
Gina Paris, M.A.
Co-Chair, Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference
Instructor, Department of Sociology & Justice Studies