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Doing Justice without the State: Examining the Role of Faith in Restorative Justice

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: Three Wednesdays, Mar. 1, 8, and 15
Time: 12-1:15 p.m.
Tuition: $25
Enrollment: 12 min./15 max.
Register By: Feb. 22

This discussion makes a case for the importance of faith-based organizations’ involvement in community justice. Community resistance is fueled by myths about
offenders, a focus on public safety, and feelings of danger.
A starting point for an educational process should be with faith-based organizations, which are a nexus for most communities. The discussion will present information on their involvement with faith-based initiatives, or community justice initiatives.

Doshie Piper, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate Word. Her research has primarily focused on gender and delinquency; specifically, gender and violence, and theoretical applications of gendered violence. Her research agenda has recently shifted to reentry and community corrections. This shift was influenced by her service commitment to the Bexar County Reentry Council, the Bexar County Faith-Based Reentry Committee, San Antonio Criminal Justice Action Coalition, and the Nehemiah Community Reentry Project.