Restorative Justice & Sexual Assault: An Introduction to What Civil Legal Service Providers Need to Know

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September 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Victim Rights Law Center is delighted to present this 90-minute panel discussion webinar for OVW-funded attorneys who are interested in learning more about restorative justice as a possible venue for sexual assault survivors seeking justice in the legal system. This discussion-based program features guest speakers experienced with restorative justice approaches in higher education, the criminal justice system, and within community-based advocacy programs. The conversation with the panelists will include segments addressing the origins, basic tenets, and models of restorative justice; how it is employed in sexual assault cases; the role of attorneys in the process; and an examination of potential risks and benefits for your survivor clients. The panel will include Aparna Polavarapu, J.D., L.L.M., MA; Rachel King, M.S., Ph.D., and Kara Hayes, M.P.A., and will be facilitated by VRLC Senior Attorney Kelsey Worline. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panelists both before and during the webinar.

Register by August 25th.