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Healing & Accountability Dialogue in the Criminal Legal System

Restorative Justice Month 2023 Webinar Series
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This webinar is intended for system actors and community members interested in learning about restorative justice facilitation. Panelists will share their experiences in healing and accountability dialogues (also known as "victim-offender dialogues") and the importance of offering an opportunity for harmed and responsible parties to engage in restorative justice practices. Panelists will share key recommendations and challenges faced during the implementation process.


  • Cara Cookson, Director of Victim Services, Maine Attorney General's Office
  • Erika Sasson, attorney and restorative justice practitioner
  • Suzanne Neuhaus, Board Vice Chair, Healing Hearts Restoring Hope
  • Martina Lutz Schneider, Victim-Offender Dialogue Director, The Ahimsa Collective
  • Kevin Skipper, Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator, The Ahimsa Collective

Date Created: October 27, 2023