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Restorative Justice and Our Communities: A Panel Discussion



  • Sujatha Baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Alex Busansky, President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency 
  • Katherine Miller, Chief of Alternative Programs & Initiatives, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office

Moderated by:  Ben Berkowitz, Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP

Introductory remarks by: Greta S. Hansen, Lead Deputy, Social Justice & Impact Litigation Section, Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office

“Restorative justice” is a term frequently used to describe alternatives to our traditional juvenile and criminal justice systems and school discipline processes. But are the alternatives being implemented really “restorative”? What impacts are they having on our communities and on the individuals who participate in them? How have they served to redress the harms caused to victims and society as a whole? This panel features perspectives from lawyers on the front lines of the restorative justice movement and debate.


The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.