The HCR 85 Program Subcommittee will meet this coming Tuesday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. The meeting place will be the First Circuit Courtʻs 3rd Floor multipurpose Room (777 Punchbowl Street). The multipurpose room is at the end of the hallway leading to the Ewa side of the building. The most convenient parking is at the Makai Garage at the corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila.
The guest for this Tuesdayʻs meeting will be Lorenn Walker, Executive Director of the Friends of Restorative Justice. Lorenn will talk about restorative justice generally, and about the restorative justice program she founded and operates at the Womenʻs Community Correctional Center.
Lorenn Walker is a restorative justice attorney and health educator who has been helping those involved in the correctional system for many years. She holds a JD degree from Northeastern University School of Law (1982) and a MPH degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Public Health (1996). She is widely recognized as one of countryʻs leading restorative justice experts and is co-author of Restorative justice today: practical applications (Los Angles, Sage Press 2013) as well as many articles on restorative justice.
Lorennʻs pioneering restorative justice work has attracted national attention and she is the recipient of many national honors and awards including the Steve de Shazer Memorial Award and the John W. Byrd Pioneer Award for Restorative and Community Justice from the National Conference on Restorative Justice. She is also a Senior Fulbright Specialist for international peacemaking and conflict management skill building training.
Here is a link to Lorenn’s web page where you can learn more about her work, her publications, and her many achievements. http://lorennwalker.com/biography/
Here is a link to the Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice Website: http://hawaiifriends.org