News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Hosting Restorative Justice Lecture
(February 13, 2015) â€” The University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosphy and Theology, and Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Jail Ministry are presenting a lecture featuring the topic of restorative justice and its potential to heal social issues. “Voices of Restoration” will be presented on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in the USF North Campus, 2702 Spring Street, Fort Wayne.
The event will feature Misty Wallace, who was a victim of a violent crime some years ago, but chose to dedicate her life to helping others deal with the fear, isolation, and resentment that can result from such incidents. Wallace is the Indianapolis Regional Coordinator of the Bridges to Life program which works to bring healing to victims of crime, reduce repeat offenses and make communities safer. Since 2000, Bridges to Life has completed 649 projects in 67 prisons and continues to grow.
At “Voices of Restoration,” Wallace will tell her story of transformation, then attendees are welcome to join the discussion as the effects of restorative justice will be examined.
This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Audrey Anweiler at 260-969-9146 or, or Sister Jacinta Krecek at 260-399-7700 ext. 8123 or .
You can find more information about similar USF programs at philosophy.sf.edu/lecture-series.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.