Our mission is to bring the general public into contact with members of the legal community in order to increase overall awareness of legal policy, and to facilitate discussion towards the reform of the criminal justice system.

Please join us at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, on September 20th, for a conference that will explore how restorative justice has become a worldwide social movement and how it has been implemented in a variety of settings including schools, communities, and the criminal justice system. The conference will also be an opportunity for regional networking and planning to strengthen restorative practices in the local area.  See http://www.skidmore.edu/campusrj/training/capitalregionrjconference.php for more information and registration.

At In Our Name, we place a strong emphasis on inclusiveness. The symposiums are made available to the general public and to members of the academic, faith, and legal communities. They are also made available to crime victims, to the formerly incarcerated, and to their families. Scholarships are available for anyone who wishes to attend a conference but is unable to pay for the cost of registration, meals and lodging.

It is our hope that you will attend these conferences, visit our website, participate in the In Our Name blog and share your own thoughts and experiences concerning our justice system.