Ms Book, added, “For offenders, it is an opportunity to experience what it means to do the right thing and take ownership for their actions. Offenders can never fully grasp the magnitude of harm the crime has had on a victims' life without hearing about that harm directly from the person who experienced it. Face-to-face dialogues are an opportunity to embrace what it means to feel whole and to create balance between both parties.”
Barbara Del Mastro, Executive Director of The Way Home based in Georgetown, notes: that “the restorative process enabled many of us to get in touch with and express feelings that have been beyond our conscious reach.”
The conference is sponsored by a generous grant from the Arsht-Cannon Fund, part of the Delaware Community Fund. It is also sponsored by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs, Delaware Pacem in Terris, Delaware Center for Justice and the Delaware League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Department of Children and Youth and Their Families, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the Mennonite Central Committee.
For more information contact Dr. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko at 717-951-0905 or 302-645-2657 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.