Incarceration Justice Ministry Meeting

Tues 12/29 | 6:30 pm online

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. We will welcome guest speaker Theo Brown, who has more than 35 years of experience as an organizer, facilitator, and trainer for organizations that work to engage citizens on important issues that affect their lives. He is an expert at recruiting demographically representative samples of citizens for community meetings and has a particularly impressive record of involving low-income citizens and others who have historically been left out of the political process. He also is a skilled facilitator who has designed and conducted highly productive meetings in more than 30 states. Among his current activities, Mr. Brown serves as director of the McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

To join the Zoom meeting, please send an email to Suzanne Wells. For additional questions, please contact Jan Lipscomb or Jason Horrell.

Note: Our group has continued to meet regularly, using remote platforms, and continues to work on behalf of individuals who are at risk of being caught in the justice system. Restorative justice is a strategy that is currently used for some juvenile offenders rather than going to court. It involves facilitated dialog between victims and offenders and individually designed engagement in volunteer work, therapy, and routine check-ins to bring about reconciliation.