Songs and stories of restorative justice
RJPMaine Gala Dinner event.
Above left-to-right: Michael Patrick MacDonald, Noel Paul Stookey, Giff Campbell, Tess Gerritsen. Bottom center: Rupert Ross.
Photos by Kevin Norsworthy.
Panel Discussion Featuring Keynote by Nancy Torresen, Chief Justice, US DIstrict Court Maine
Held September 17th at University of Maine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast
Panelists joining Chief Judge Torresen were Jon Wilson, Director of JUST Alternatives and Chairman of Wooden Boat Publications; Judith Josiah-Martin, Ph.D, Director, Office of Multicultural Programs, University of Maine and Research Advisor at Smith College; Jeff Trafton, Waldo County High Sheriff, Margaret Micolichek, MPA, Restorative Justice Consultant and Kevin Martin, justice activist and student. The program was introduced by Reade Brower, entrepreneur and publisher.
Chief Judge Torresen worked for the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Maine Attorney General’s office, handling both civil cases and criminal prosecutions for twenty-one years; she became the first woman to sit as an Article III judge in the District of Maine since the Court was established in 1789.
Since 2012, Judge Torresen has led a federal drug court program called SWITCH (Success with the Court’s Help), which brings together the United States Attorney, the Federal Defender, treatment providers and the court in an attempt to help high-risk, high-needs offenders re-enter their community, conquer their addiction and become productive members of society.
RJPMaine celebrates in high style
before a packed house at Point Lookout
Saturday evening, Oct. 17, 2015
Gallery of Additional Photos:
RJPMaine Joins University of Maine to Host panel Discussion, Sept 18
Panelists above, left-to-right: Jon Wilson, Judith Josiah-Martin, Sheriff Trafton, Margaret Micolichek, Kevin Martin. At far right, bottom row: Reade Brower provides program introduction.