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Justice that Heals: Outcomes of Restorative Approach to Sexual Assault

M. Koss presents community-based justice response to sexual assault conducted in collaboration with criminal justice and victim services.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Olin 141

Contact: Kaaren Williamsen, x7179

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*Lunch provided for first 40 attendees*

Presented by: Mary Koss, PhD and Professor at the University of Arizona.

The presentation focuses on the vision and outcomes of the RESTORE Program, a community-based justice response to adult sexual assault conducted in collaboration with criminal justice and victim services. The program was the first restorative response to sexual assault globally and the evaluation involved the largest number of cases so far studied. The findings provide a foundation for innovative justice and prevention approaches in other settings

Mary Koss, PhD, is a Regents’ Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She is co-editor a two book series for the American Psychological Association, Violence Against Women and Children (2011). She served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Violence Against Women and the Coordinating Committee of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She consults nationally with the Gallup Organization on sexual assault prevalence and response in the military justice system. Among her completed projects is the Ten Tribes Study, which examined alcohol problems and violence among enrolled tribal members residing on tribal lands. She was also the principal investigator of the RESTORE Program, a restorative justice option for selected sex crimes among adults. In recognition of her contributions the American Psychological Association honored her with its 2000 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and with the 2003 Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award. She received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association in 2008 and in 2010 she was the 8th recipient of the Visionary Award from the law enforcement training and technical assistance organization, Ending Violence Against Women International.

Sponsored by: Gender and Sexuality Center, Distinguished Women's Visitor Fund, Office of the Title IX Coordinator, Collective for Women's Issues, Carleton Student Association, Student Health and Counseling, the Psychology Dept, and the Dean of Student's Office.

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