NH DHHS - Restorative Justice Conference to be Held in Manchester

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) Sununu Youth Services

Center (SYSC) in collaboration with Northeast Caribbean Institute is

holding a Restorative Justice Conference in Manchester on Friday, September

28th. The conference will focus on providing participants with the

opportunity to engage with experts in the field around Restorative Justice


The conference will include an overview on Restorative Justice as a unique

evidence-based alternative to retributive punishment. Restorative Justice

offers offenders options that focus on making amends, repairing harm of

crime, and addressing the needs of individuals and communities whose lives

are affected by offenders’ actions as opposed to punishment alone that does

not typically meet the needs of the victims and their families. Conference

participants will have the opportunity to learn about how restorative

connections can change lives. Communities for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth

(CADY) will present an overview of restorative justice practice and share

personal insight on how this vital program breaks the cycle of crime.

Participants will be able to meet the people who helped reclaim the futures

of over 100 youth through a model for first-time youth offenders that

emphasizes personal responsibility for actions, restitution to victims,

competency-based skill building and connections with community.

DATE September 28, 2012

9 AM – 4 PM

EVENT Restorative Justice Conference

LOCATION Executive Court Banquet Facility

1199 South Mammoth Rd

Manchester, NH