Annual Restorative Justice Gathering

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 14th annual gathering:

Restorative Justice in Action in Our Communities

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
10 am - 3 pm
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 810 W. Chapel Hill Street Durham, NC 27701

Please join us for a powerful line-up of speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore ways that restorative justice is being practiced in our midst - in the courts, in prison, in schools, in our communities. There will be an opportunity to participate in the restorative practice of Talking Circles, with dedicated Circles for family members of murder victims and for family members of those convicted of murder. Lunch will be provided.

Event is free; A donation of $25 or more to help defray costs is encouraged for those who can afford to pay.

To register Click here

For more information contact Leah Wilson-Hartgrove at lwilsonhartgrove@gmail.com or (919) 452-1283

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Restorative justice is fundamentally different from retributive justice. It is justice that puts energy into the future, not into what is past. It focuses on what needs to be healed, what needs to be repaid, what needs to be learned in the wake of crime. It looks at what needs to be strengthened if such things are not to happen again.

- Susan Sharpe, Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change, 1998

Each year the CRJP holds a one-day event to explore together an aspect of restorative justice and to participate in the restorative practice of Circles. The day is also a chance for the wider community to gather around those who have had a loved one murdered and those who have a loved one on death row or executed, and is a chance for families to connect with one another.

We typically hold the event in the Triangle area on a Saturday in mid-November. Please check back in the early Fall for updates.

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Events from years past . . .

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 12th annual gathering:

Long Time Coming: How the Death Penalty Wears Us All Down

Saturday, November 15th
11 am - 2:30 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Please join us for our annual gathering to continue building a restorative justice community in North Carolina. This year we will hear from family members who have had a loved one murdered or executed, from community activists, and from our keynote speaker, Jennie Lancaster, retired Chief Deputy Secretary of the NC Division of Adult Corrections, about the human cost of a retributive justice system that wears us all down and erodes justice in our community. Lunch will be provided. Suggested donation of $25 to provide mileage reimbursement for family members and to make future gatherings possible.

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The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 11th annual gathering:

Invisible Families: Responding to the Harm of Violence in Our Community

Please join us for a powerful culmination of a day-long retreat for family members who have had a loved one murdered and family members who have a loved one on death row. We will hear personal stories from retreat participants and from local advocates about the harm of violence in their lives and how the broader community can engage and work together to repair this harm.

Saturday, November 16th
2pm - 4pm
Raleigh, NC (exact location TBD)

To register (and to receive updates, such as location) please Click here
For more information contact Leah Wilson-Hartgrove at leah@capitalrestorativejustice.org (919) 452-1283

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The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 10th anniversary annual gathering:

After the Ice Storm: Supporting Families Touched by Murder and Promoting Restorative Justice from 2002 - 2012

The day will begin with lunch and will include the restorative practice of healing circles and a screening of the film "The Final Gift" with a discussion afterward moderated by the filmmaker, Therese Bartholomew.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Blacknall Presbyterian Church
1902 Perry Street
Durham, NC 27705

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. A donation of $20.00 is requested so that we will be able to continue providing events like this in the future.

For more information contact Leah Wilson-Hartgrove at leah@capitalrestorativejustice.org (919) 452-1283

November 12, 2011

Restorative justice is fundamentally different from retributive justice. It is justice that puts energy into the future, not into what is past. It focuses on what needs to be healed, what needs to be repaid, what needs to be learned in the wake of crime. It looks at what needs to be strengthened if such things are not to happen again.
- Susan Sharpe, Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change, 1998

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 8th annual gathering:

Whose Lives Matter? Restoring Communities Harmed by Violence & Race Discrimination

The day will include:

• Panelists and speakers sharing their compelling personal experiences with the direct impact of murder and the ripple effects throughout their communities
• Darryl Hunt as our lunchtime keynote speaker
• Experience the restorative practice of Healing Circles

Saturday, November 12, 2011
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hope Elementary Charter School*
1116 N. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

*also the home of Raleigh Mennonite Church

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. A donation of $20.00 is requested so that we will be able to continue providing events like this in the future.

More information contact Scott Bass at sbass@mvfr.org (919) 760-5430 or Leah Wilson-Hartgrove at leah@capitalrestorativejustice.org (919) 452-1283

CIRCLES OF HEALING: CAN JUSTICE HEAL: A DEEPER EXPLORATION OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

December 4, 2010

Restorative justice is fundamentally different from retributive justice. It is justice that puts energy into the future, not into what is past. It focuses on what needs to be healed, what needs to be repaid, what needs to be learned in the wake of crime. It looks at what needs to be strengthened if such things are not to happen again.
- Susan Sharpe, Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change, 1998

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 7th annual December Event:

How Can Justice Heal? A Deeper Exploration of Restorative Justice and the Impact of Murder

The day will include:

- Panelists and speakers sharing their compelling personal experiences with the direct impact of murder and the ripple effects throughout communities
- Healing Circles to help us process and heal
- Workshops to equip us to act rightly

Saturday, December 4, 2010
9:00-4:00 PM

Blacknall Presbyterian Church
1902 Perry St, Durham, NC

More information contact Scott Bass at sbass@mvfr.org (919) 760-5430

Click here to register.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

December 5, 2009

CIRCLES OF HEALING: WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND WHY DO WE NEED IT NOW?

Restorative justice is fundamentally different from retributive justice. It is justice that puts energy into the future, not into what is past. It focuses on what needs to be healed, what needs to be repaid, what needs to be learned in the wake of crime. It looks at what needs to be strengthened if such things are not to happen again.
- Susan Sharpe, Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change, 1998

In the CRJP’s sixth annual gathering, we will:

• hear from families how restorative justice has influenced their lives after the violent death of their loved one
• examine the principles of restorative justice
• experience restorative justice practices as they apply to our daily lives

When: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 2:00pm–5:00pm*

Location: Blacknall Presbyterian Church
1902 Perry St
Durham, NC 27705-4810

Click here to register by Nov. 24th. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Please email kacey@capitalrestorativejustice.org for more information.

*Please consider joining us for a special service from 5pm - 6pm, immediately following the Circles of Healing event:
“A Service of Remembrance and Healing: 25 Years of Execution in North Carolina”

December 6, 2008

CIRCLES OF HEALING: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SPIRITUAL HEALTH OF A COMMUNITY THAT EXECUTES

As execution dates potentially approach, the CRJP held a day of learning, sharing, listening, and moving forward. In the CRJP’s fifth annual gathering, we explored the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of a community in which state-sanctioned killing is a reality. We:

• Examined what it means to be a person of faith in our retributive-driven society
• Heard stories of forgiveness and healing
• Discussed alternatives to this cycle of violence

When: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 9:00am–2:00 pm

Location: Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
504 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Cost: Pre-registration (by Nov. 20th) $15.00. After Nov. 20th cost is $25.00 (scholarships available). Lunch will be provided. As always, any family member of a murder victim or of a death-sentenced or executed person is invited to attend the event as our guest, free of charge

Contact: Please email info@capitalrestorativejustice.org for more information.