Healing Connections – Rethinking How we Keep Our Communities Safe
Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th 2019
227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106
The Healing Connections conference will welcome Dr. Alissa Ackerman, noted researcher, restorative justice practitioner and assault survivor, along with a distinguished group of speakers and therapists who will share their experiences and expertise. Attendees will learn about restorative justice and discuss common sense reforms that can create safer communities and healing for all.
Who Should Attend
People who have experienced sexual harm, treatment providers, individuals who have perpetrated sexual harm, people who are registered and their family members, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement agencies, advocates, legislators, local officials, criminal justice reformers, clergy members and other invited parties
Featured Speakers, Presenters & Clinicians
- Dr. Alyssa Ackerman – Keynote Speaker, Day 1
- Dr. Jill Levenson
- Dr. Alexa Sardinia
- Kelly Pattison, MA, LMHC
- Shelly Kavanagh, LCSW
- Philp Kaso, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, offender, and survivor – Keynote Speaker Day 2
What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice (RJ) is a framework that focuses on the harm caused, not the criminal statute. RJ allows the voices of survivors to be heard. We must make the topic of sexual violence and victimization less taboo. We must also give individuals who have committed sexual harm the opportunity to share with those who have experienced victimization. This can bring about true accountability, healing and restoration to all.
RJ allows us to lean in to the hard conversations. It is messy, tough and personal. It is also rewarding and just.
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