Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"How Do We Prevent High-Risk Offenders From Returning To Crime? Vermont's Innovative Restorative Reintegration Strategy"
Kathryn J. Fox, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Vermont
Vermont has been a leader in restorative justice since the 1990s and is one of a few states that have embraced the Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) model for reintegrating high-risk offenders released from prison. The model represents a shift in correctional logic toward a more sociological understanding of criminal desistance. Professor Kathryn J. Fox has been studying the CoSA model in Vermont and will report on her recent analysis.
Professor Fox, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont, received her Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley. She received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2013 to study offender reintegration and restorative justice in New Zealand. Currently, her areas of specialization are social control broadly, and offender reentry programs specifically. Her past qualitative research projects have been about intervention programs such as an HIV prevention project and a cognitive therapy program for violent offenders in prison.
Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington (Chittenden County)
Time: 7:00 PM
Sponsored by The Department of Sociology, The Community Justice Consortium, College of Education & Social Services Department of Social Work, and The Center for Research on Vermont
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