Webinar with Catherine Bargen
Many people think the philosophy and methods behind conflict resolution/mediation and restorative justice are strongly related or even interchangeable. But are they? Bringing two decades of experience from both fields, Catherine Bargen will review how these disciplines have developed alongside one another, and how each one has its strengths and limitations for various situations. Come away from this workshop better understanding the distinctions between these terms and why it is so important that these approaches are not conflated—in order to assure the safety and wellbeing of participants.
- How these disciplines have developed alongside one another
- How each one has its strengths and limitations for various situations
- Workshop better understanding the distinctions between these terms
Catherine Bargen has been working within communities toward developing community-responsive justice programs since 1999. She is experienced across Canada and internationally as a consultant, trainer and practitioner in victim-centered services for restorative justice and conflict transformation strategies.
Catherine was Provincial Restorative Justice Coordinator within Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the government of British Columbia from 2008-2017. In addition to this provincial restorative justice role, she was also a Victim Services Program Manager (2015-2017) within the Division, serving over 50 Victim Services and Anti-Violence groups.
Catherine is now working full-time with the agency Just Outcomes, which she founded with two partners. Just Outcomes works nationally and internationally to assist agencies and communities to develop sound restorative justice practice and policies.