What is restorative justice?

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The way it works generally now is through retribution.

Through restorative justice, many voices are considered in the process of determining how the harm has happened to each person involved and what the consequences could or should be.

The goal is to bring restoration or healing to everyone concerned.

About Dr. Christie Billups

Dr. Christie Billups is an assistant professor of Theology, Director of Pastoral Ministry, and Director of Service Learning at Lewis University. She has co-founded and co-directs the new Peace Studies Minor. She has been a practical, pastoral theologian in both academia and ministry in schools, jails, parishes, and hospitals. Some topics may include ministry with LGBT youth, juvenile justice, confronting racism, restorative justice and prison ministry.

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