Harvard EdCast: Seeking PeaceBy Matt Weber
Restorative justice is an approach that focuses on the needs of the victims and communities affected by violent crime, and their journey to healing. One of Boston’s most tireless advocates for this approach is Janet Connors, a woman who worked for years in violence prevention programs in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester only to see her son killed by an act of violence in 2001.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Connors reflects on the unique philosophy of restorative justice and examines how it can bring peace into difficult situations.
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About the Harvard EdCast
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.