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BBA Webinar: Restorative Justice: A New (Old) Way to Address Crime – A Multipart Introduction

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. 

This session, the fifth of a series of distinct programs about restorative justice from different perspectives, will feature Middlesex District Attorney Marion Ryan and Assistant U.S Attorney James Herbert discussing their perspectives of restorative justice as prosecutors in the state and federal system. 

District Attorney Ryan is a leader in establishing restorative justice practices in her office to reduce juvenile delinquency and provide youth with the chance to make positive changes and in the restorative justice part of criminal justice reform a couple of years ago. AUSA Herbert is a federal prosecutor assigned to the RISE Program (Repair, Invest, Succeed, Emerge) in U.S. District Court in Boston. RISE participants are convicted of serious federal offenses and, prior to sentencing, complete a restorative justice program that seeks to motivate the defendant to repair, at least in part, the harm from the charged offense. It’s not too late to join the discussion!

View our previous Restorative Justice sessions:

There is an 8-minute, on-demand, introductory video by Georgia Critsley, an attorney and Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University. You can view the recording here .

The first session, the first half hour of which is available on demand, featured Susan Maze-Rothstein, co-Director, Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University, and Janet Connors, a nationally renowned restorative justice practitioner who herself engaged in a type of restorative justice after her son was murdered. You can find the recording here .

Additional dates, times, and speakers will be announced shortly. Participants can attend any or all of the sessions. Sign up now to receive updates.

BBA Webinars &  Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.




Jenna Kim


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