The Pace Law School is holding its Nineteenth Dyson Distinguished Lecture, Can Prisons Make Us Safer?: Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Reform, on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at noon in the Lecture Hall of the New York State Judicial Institute. The featured speaker is Sunny Schwartz, Esq., Program Administrator at the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and founder of the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP).
Sunny Schwartz has just written a highly acclaimed book, "Dreams from the Monster Factory," about her experiences working with inmates in the San Fransisco jail system.
In 1997, discouraged with this country's contemporary approach to 'rehabilitation' for inmates, she launched the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project which draws upon the philosophy of Restorative Justice to bring together victims and offenders.
RSVP unites diverse community organizations and individuals to collaborate on the first-in-the nation correctional program offering services to everyone harmed by violence: victims, offenders and communities. - Sunny Schwartz, Esq.