Joanne Katz, J.D. is the Professor Emerita of Legal Studies in the Department of Legal Studies and Social Work at Missouri Western State University. At 10 AM on Thursday, 27 December 2018, she will present Collaborative Decision-Making: Building Community at Fulbright’s Crescent Campus.*
Katz has researched, taught, and published on issues related to restorative justice, mediation, and collaborative processes for more than twenty-five years. She has studied issues related to restorative justice in juvenile courts and stakeholder attitudes about restorative justice and the criminal justice system.
“During the talk, I will discuss how we make decisions and how different decision-making processes affect outcomes, what it means to resolve conflict in a just and inclusive way, and how collaboration impacts healing rather than division,” she said.
Using the U.S. legal system as a model, Katz will utilize participant interaction to explore the differences between the traditional model of adjudication and collaborative decision making, which includes Mediation and Restorative Justice.
“The use of Mediation, a collaborative decision-making process, has grown throughout the world, and is used to solve multiple disputes in legal systems including international trade disputes and other business issues,” she said. “Restorative Justice, a collaborative approach to addressing the harm caused by crime and misbehavior, has become a tool for community-building as well as victim healing.”
Katz is a founding member of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice and served on its Board. She is the Past-Chair of the Section on Restorative and Community Justice for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She spent the fall 2017 semester as a Fulbright Scholar with Foreign Trade University’s Faculty of Law in Hanoi.
*10:00-10:30 AM is a designated tea break to mingle with the speaker and Fulbright community.
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