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Skidmore College
Project on Restorative Justice


Raising Public Awareness About Injustice and Restorative Solutions

The goal of this public education project is to increase overall awareness of legal policy and to facilitate discussion toward the reform of the criminal justice system.

Our public conferences, lectures, and informal dialogues are designed for students, members of the academic, faith, and legal communities, and the general public. They especially welcome crime victims, the formerly incarcerated, and their families. Scholarships are available for anyone who wishes to attend a conference but is unable to pay for the cost of registration, meals, and lodging.

The title In Our Name stems from the belief that public education about our nation's justice system is essential for the preservation of liberty and necessary to ensure accountability by all to the rule of law. Every time a warrant is issued, an investigation takes place, an arrest is made, an indictment is handed up, a plea entered, a trial conducted, a verdict reached, a sentence imposed, and a cell door slammed shut, it is done by our public officials. Thus, it is done "in our name" - in the name of each and every member of our society.

Public Conferences

Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice

March 2016
Bethesda Episcopal Church
Saratoga Springs, NY

Restorative Practices for Youth: Building Relationships in Schools, Juvenile Justice, and Communities
October 2015
Skidmore College


Capital Region Restorative Justice Conference
September 2013
Skidmore College


When Johnny Comes Marching Home and Gets Arrested - From Honor to Dishonor and Back Again
May 2013
Greenwich, NY


Restoring Justice in America
August 2012
Greenwich, NY



Public Lectures

Hosted at Skidmore College, these lectures about restorative justice are free and open to the public.


Informal Public Dialogues

We have teamed up with the folk music venue, Caffe Lena, in Saratoga Springs to host informal public dialogues about restorative justice and various social injustices.