Designing Restorative and Transformative Justice Spaces: A Conversation on Collective Love and Design
With Dr. Juan A. Rios, LCSW, Assistant Professor, Director of Master of Social Work, Seton Hall University.
Dr. Rios will address the need for restorative and transformative justice spaces, highlighting the need for alternatives to traditional systems of justice that prioritize punishment and retribution, and that serve the needs of marginalized communities. He will discuss urban areas where efforts are being made to incorporate these principles.
He will also discuss the use of healing circles as a tool for transformative justice, how they have been implemented in Jersey City and Newark, and the impact they have had on violence interruption.
Wednesday March 1st
Caregiving in New Jersey Series
Today in New Jersey, more than 1 million residents are serving as caregivers to family
members or friends. While the roles may differ among families, all caregivers have
common needs for support, training and recognition of their important role in our health
The NJAAW Caregiving in New Jersey Series brings together experts in the realm of
caregiving to discuss the needs of unpaid family and friends caring for older adults. This
series will help caregivers understand the scope of care they might need to provide, find
support and develop skills to care for their loved ones and themselves, and identify their
rights and benefits for family leave.
This virtual program will be held 3 consecutive Wednesdays: March 1, 8 & 15 at 1pm.
The Caregiving in New Jersey series is generously offered without charge to all NJ
residents by Parker Life . Registration is required. Please register by clicking here:
SOMA Case Manager, Michelle MS This service is available to older adults (65+) who reside in South Orange or Maplewood. The SOMA Case Manager and older adults will identify current needs and discuss resources available that can provide support and assistance. The SOMA Case Manager will help facilitate the connection between older adults and community resources.
Bereavement/Grief Support Group (in person) Monthly South Orange Library 11:00am-12:00pm This group is open to residents of South Orange and Maplewood (65+) All members must reach out to SOMA Case Manager prior to attending to register
Connections (zoom) Weekly This group is open to residents of South Orange and Maplewood (65+) All members must reach out to SOMA Case Manager prior to attending to register