Featuring Dr. Howard Zehr
Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peace-building Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Dr. Howard Zehr,
Howard Zehr is Professor of Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has worked professionally as a photographer and photojournalist, both in North America and internationally. Widely known as “the grandfather of restorative justice,” Zehr has been developing and teaching the principles and practices of restorative justice for over thirty years. He has led hundreds of events in some 25 countries and 35 states, including trainings and consultations on restorative justice, victim-offender conferencing, judicial reform, and other criminal justice matters. His impact has been especially significant in the United States, Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Britain, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, a country that has restructured its juvenile justice system into a family-focused, restorative approach. His photography has played a vital role in education about criminal justice reform as well as in training the eye for social justice work.
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