RESTORATIVE JUSTICE:  Reweaving the Fabric of Community

Jean Greenwood
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Restorative justice is a grassroots movement, growing out of the 70s, that offers an alternative perspective on crime and how crime is addressed. Though its origin lies in the modern criminal justice system, the paradigm and processes of restorative justice have ancient underpinnings, as well as relevance in other contexts. 

Restorative processes hold rich potential for restoring and healing individuals and communities, as well as helping to build healthy relationships, and fostering effective communication and conflict resolution. Restorative Justice brings us hope that harm can be repaired, that the fabric of community can be rewoven.
BIO: Jean Greenwood has been involved in restorative justice since 1991, as program director, mediator/facilitator, Yukon-trained circle keeper, researcher, writer, consultant and trainer, also serving as training coordinator for the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the U of M.  She has been published in The Mediation Quarterly, The Handbook For Victim Offender Mediation (Jossey Bass), The Clergy Journal, U.S. Department of Justice monographs, and has served as adjunct faculty at the U of M, United Theological Seminary, Hamline Law School, Metro State.  Jean is a conflict transformation consultant, mediator for the state in Special Education conflicts, facilitator of circle dialogue for the Science Museum’s Race exhibit, and a Presbyterian minister. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the U of M (BS, English Education) and from United Theological Seminary (M. Div.).  Jean is an avid bicyclist and dancer, lover of nature and the arts.