“Human Flourishing and Justice: Offender Rehabilitation and Restorative Prisons” symposium to tout first of its kind study that will serve as blueprint for global prison reform
|Press Release: JDA Worldwide for Pepperdine University
Oct. 20, 2023
MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine University’s Center for Faith and the Common Good will host a symposium entitled “Human Flourishing and Justice: Offender Rehabilitation and Restorative Prisons” on October 26. The event will be held at 10:00 AM PDT at the Caruso School of Law (or can be viewed online here).
Leaders from Pepperdine University, Prison Fellowship International, the Senate of Colombia, and The National Penitentiary and Prison Institute of Colombia will participate.
Discussion will center around a first of its kind, multiyear study in Colombia’s prison system to measure the efficacy of international prison programs in offender rehabilitation, recidivism reduction, and general correctional reform. The research study partnership findings will be applied to identify best practices that drive meaningful change in the lives of prisoners and their families around the world. This unique partnership will also position the Colombian government as a global leader in restorative programs.
Human Flourishing and Justice: Offender Rehabilitation and Restorative Prisons symposium including Q&A opportunities with panelists.
Jim Gash – President, Pepperdine University; Co-Executive Director of Pepperdine’s Center for Faith and the Common Good
Andy Corley – President and CEO, Prison Fellowship International
Byron Johnson – Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Public Policy; Co-Executive Director of Pepperdine’s Center for Faith and the Common Good
Sung Joon Jang – Visiting Scholar, School of Public Policy; Research Professor of Criminology; Co-Director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior, Baylor University
Senator Lorena Ríos Cuéllar – Member, Senate of Colombia
Dr. Jose Antonio Torres Ceron – Chief of the Legal Advisory Office of the General Directorate of INPEC
Lácides Hernández – Executive Director, Prison Fellowship Colombia
Cameron McCollum – Director, Sudreau Global Justice Institute; Administrative Director, Center for Faith and the Common Good
WHEN: Thursday, October 26 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263
The symposium is being broadcast for free online here.
Panelists are available for interview upon request and schedule permitting.
Press wishing to cover this event in person, please RSVP to receive credentials by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.