Jenifer Lee-Gonyea, associate professor of Criminology, will be leading a talk on restorative justice on Thursday, October 3 at Mount Saint Mary College.
“Using Restorative Justice to Address Serious Harms,” part of the college’s Investigating Research on Campus series, will be held at 12:45 p.m. in room 218 of the Dominican Center on campus, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh. It is free and open to the public.
“Restorative justice is an approach to resolving harm that puts the victim, offender, and community at the center of deciding on a resolution,” said Lee-Gonyea. “This talk will introduce and describe restorative justice and then attempt to apply it to serious offenses.”
Lee-Gonyea holds an MS in Criminal Justice from Marshall University and a PhD in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Before earning her PhD, she worked at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The goal of the college’s iROC is to “provide a forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to showcase their research endeavors with both Mount Saint Mary College and the local community in a manner easily understood by attendees,” explained series coordinators Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of Biology, and Jennifer Park, assistant librarian for Access and Outreach Services. Presentations include research proposals, initial data collection, and completed research projects.