Lessons From 18 Years of Community Conferencing and Restorative Practices in Baltimore
The Community Conferencing Center has been providing Restorative Practices in Baltimore for 18 years across many sectors, including: neighborhoods, schools, juvenile justice system, prisons, etc. Founding Director Lauren Abramson will discuss the successes (e.g. 18,000 residents have successfully resolved crimes and conflicts using Community Conferencing), the challenges (e.g. significantly changing how large bureaucracies function, building grassroots support for RP), and a vision for moving forward.