Presented by: Keysha Myers, Summit County Juvenile Court; Myron Lewis, Summit County Public Health
Presented at: CRE 2016 Conference, Columbus OH
Date of Session: June 11, 2016
Session Description: This workshop looks at utilizing Peace Circles as a community-based endeavor grounded in the belief that communication is essential to fostering understanding among youth, law enforcement and neighbors. Peace Circles empowers communities and the people who are affected by crime to actively participate in the response to violence and social issues. In this way, Circles enhances the justice system by holding the offender accountable to the community in which he or she resides. This workshop will offer unique restorative approaches for participants serving our youth.