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Dr. John Braithwaite & Baltimore Community Panelists | Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture

September 21, 2022    |  

Major principles of restorative justice and restorative practices correlate with social work values and practice with individuals and communities. 
Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture:
Restorative Approaches in Policy, Programs, and Practice with John Braithwaite and Baltimore Community Panelists
John Braithwaite is a visiting professor at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW)
525 W. Redwood St., Baltimore, 
In-person with a virtual option


This interdisciplinary panel will describe the history and theory of the contemporary restorative justice (RJ) movement and how restorative approaches and practices have been applied at the community, university, and state levels. This event will encourage the discussion about the different ways social workers might seek training or become involved in restorative justice practices. 

  • Nancy Schertzing, MS, director of restorative approaches and schools, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Larell Smith-Bacon, executive director, Restorative Response Baltimore 
  • Shantay McKinily, MS, director, Positive Schools Center, UMSSW
  • Neijma Celestine-Donnor, MSW, assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UMSSW
  • Inbar Cohen, PhD, MSW, Haruv Institute and CJAE Postdoctoral Fellow