Douglas County district attorney’s office to host online meeting about restorative justice program

photo by: Mackenzie Clark

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, which houses Douglas County District Court and a number of other criminal justice services at 111 E. 11th St., is pictured April 8, 2020.

The Douglas County district attorney’s office plans to host a “virtual community gathering” this week about a planned restorative justice program.

According to a news release from the DA’s office, the interactive event will be “a dialogue on justice reform for youthful offenders.” The office is collaborating with the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bethel College on the initiative.

The DA’s website explains restorative justice as a “framework of principles and values which focus on addressing the needs of those impacted by harm through relational processes of accountability and repair.”

The web event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Online registration is available at douglascountyks.org/depts/district-attorney/douglas-county-restorative-justice-program.

For more information, email darestorativejustice@douglascountyks.org.

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