A Different Approach to Crime and Justice in Rwanda – and Vermont

By | December 14, 2020

We wanted to share news of an upcoming event at the Bolton-Richmond-Huntington Community Senior Center:

Join Us for This Special On-Line Presentation:
A Different Approach to Crime and Justice in Rwanda – and Vermont

On Wednesday, December 16 at 1:30 PM, we host Norwich University professor Rowley Brucken for his on-line presentation on Restorative Justice, an approach that gives victims a chance to communicate with offenders, explain the full impact of their crimes, and provide ways the offender can help repair the damage and make appropriate amends.

Brucken is a recognized expert in this field. He describes examples in Vermont where communities have established reparative boards and mediation initiatives that embody restorative justice principles. On a more dramatic level, he also relates how Argentina and Rwanda have applied its principles to bring justice and healing to local communities in the wake of genocide and other crimes against humanity.

Professor Brucken has over 20 years of experience in restorative justice from international to local levels. He is Amnesty International USA’s Zimbabwe Specialist, has served on reparative panels, and chaired the Citizen Advisory Board of the Montpelier Community Justice Center. He is also an avid runner with 60 marathons and 25 ultra-marathons of 50 and 100 miles to his credit.

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Sponsored by the Bolton-Richmond-Huntington Community Senior Center”