The virtual conference discussions will identify synergies of Restorative Justice through the entire Justice System defined as Law Enforcement, Judicial, and Detention and Corrections operations and programs. The operations, owners, philosophies, and architectural spaces or facilities strive to unify the three components to provide a safe, healthy, and restorative environment for all people. The parallels of restoration of the justice system parallels many philosophies of the climate initiatives to enact large scale commitment to change and resiliency to create the systems.
Strategies of sustainability and restorative justice are similar as the imperative for change to the existing methodologies is essential to create facilities, buildings, and systems that will be maintainable and functional for the future of the agencies they serve. The way staff, public, incarcerated, or visitors are treated, how buildings operate efficiently and cleanly, and/or the operations are able to adapt to the new needs of the populations they serve define the success of the justice system.
In 2020, we will virtually convene with a focus on Detroit, a city that is the backdrop of resiliency as a city that has evolved to regenerate a new community that emerged from economic failure to be a new and revitalized city. Following the wake of the social distancing and Covid-19 pandemic, how are facilities adapting measures or systems to create a healthy environment for society.
Three pillars of resiliency will be explored through presentation of Evidence Based Examples:
- Restorative Justice/Evidence Based Justice Environments – How does the Justice System use the buildings and operations to create a healthier and safer transformative facility for the users and stakeholders?
- Sustainability for resiliency – How are building operations excelling at efficiency measures to address environmental sustainability and resiliency concerns?
- Designing for Change - flexibility and adaptability within our communities – How is the Justice System adapting to the communities and cultures they serve including mental health needs of both staff and occupants and users?