Webinar: Transforming Violence: Restorative Justice, Violent Crime, and an End to Mass Incarceration

When: 12 December 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Danielle Sered

Host: Howard Zehr



Sered will discuss the use of restorative justice in cases of serious violent crime such as robbery and assault. Common Justice, the organization she leads, operates a restorative justice program that serves as an alternative to prison in the adult criminal justice system. Sered proposes that responses to violence should be survivor-centered, accountability-based, safety-driven, and racially equitable. She will explore the potential of restorative justice applications through each of those lenses, discuss the program’s partnership with the district attorney’s office, describe the violence intervention model the program employs, and invite conversation regarding the potential for more diversion of violence in the movement as a whole.

Guest Bio

danielle seredDanielle Sered is the Executive Director of Common Justice, which develops and advances solutions to violence that meet the needs of those harmed, advance racial equity, and do not rely on incarceration.
Before launching Common Justice, Danielle served as the deputy director of Vera’s Adolescent Reentry Initiative, a program for young men returning from incarceration on Rikers Island. Prior to joining Vera, she worked at the Center for Court Innovation's Harlem Community Justice Center, where she led its youth programs.
Danielle received her BA from Emory University and her master’s degrees from New York University and Oxford University (UK), where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A Stoneleigh Fellow, she received the 67th Precinct Council Award for Service and the Brown Memorial Baptist Church Extraordinary Woman Award. She is the author of Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm: Addressing Disparities in Our Responses to Violence, Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and End Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration,  and the forthcoming book Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair.