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Justice Innovation Summit 2024: Building bridges between different disciplines in Hawaii

The biggest gathering of advocates of restorative justice, transformative justice, and innovative legal practices is just around the corner! Practitioners, researchers, academics and a multitude of esteemed colleagues will live an unforgettable experience at the upcoming Justice Innovation Summit, set against the backdrop of the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii, from February 16 to 19, 2024. 

This groundbreaking event promises to be the biggest celebration of restorative justice worldwide and our Founder and Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides could not miss such an important call! 

Exploring the Intersections 

The summit is a convergence of Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Transitional Justice, Victimology, and Indigenous Peacemaking. By delving into these diverse fields, the conference aims to answer crucial questions about how these practices intersect and contribute to improved access to justice for individuals and communities around the globe. 

Addressing Key Questions

  • Interconnectedness: How do these justice approaches intersect, and how can they collectively enhance access to justice? 
  • Effective Applications: What are the most effective applications of these strategies in schools, corrections, child and family services, domestic violence, violence against women, and building peaceful communities? 
  • Collaboration: How can these justice innovations collaboratively work at both institutional and systemic levels to create lasting change? 

Tentative Schedule of Events 

Thursday, February 15th, 2024: 

  • Restorative Justice in Hawaii Legislative Briefing @ The Hawaii State Capitol (free & open to the public) 
  • Friday, February 16th, 2024, 9 am-3 pm: 
  • Pre-Conference Training Workshops (additional registration fee) 
  • Protecting the Environment with Restorative and other Justice Innovations 
  • Huikahi Reentry Planning Circles for Incarcerated People & their Loved Ones 
  • School K-12 RJ Practices and Experiences 
  • How to Build a Successful Restorative/Social Justice Organization 
  • Indigenous People’s Justice Practices 
  • Family Group Conferencing for Children and Families 
  • Restorative Justice for Addressing Domestic Violence & Violence Against Women 

Friday, February 16th, 2024: 

  • 4 pm: Opening Summit Ceremony, meet & greet with pupu and beverages 

Saturday, February 17th, 2024: 

  • 8 am: Doors Open – Registration packet pickup and continental breakfast 
  • 9 am: Welcome & Summit Orientation 
  • 10 am: Dorothy Roberts Keynote on Justice Innovations 
  • 1 pm: Innovative Impacts Shared from Sessions 
  • 3:15 pm: Roundtable Panel Discussion of Innovations 
  • 5:30-8 pm: Hawaiian Dinner (additional fee, pre-registration) 

Sunday, February 18th, 2024: 

  • 8 am: Doors Open – Continental Breakfast 
  • 9 am: Welcome Daily Orientation Keynote Presentation/Panel 
  • 1 pm: Innovative Impacts Shared from Sessions 
  • 3:15 pm: Roundtable Panel Discussion of Innovations 
  • 5:30-8 pm: HFRJ hosted Dinner for all Summit Participants 

Monday, February 19th, 2024 (President’s Day Holiday): 

  • 9 am: Doors Open – Continental Breakfast 
  • 10 am-2 pm: Hawaiian history of justice concepts and initiatives, Indigenous Panel Discussion, and creative cultural expressions. 

RJ4All’s Involvement 

We are thrilled to announce that RJ4All is actively involved in organising this momentous summit, contributing to the global celebration of the transformative power of restorative justice. 

Stay tuned during the summit days as RJ4All will be publishing frequent updates on our progress and sharing interesting insights with our followers! Our Founder and Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, will be there as a keynote speaker, adding his expertise to this incredible gathering. 

Save the dates, mark your calendars, and get ready to be part of this historic event. For more information on the summit, visit Justice Innovations Summit

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