The League of Women Voters of Falmouth will host a public forum entitled "What Is Restorative Justice?" on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Public Library.
According to LWVF, restorative justice is "a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior". The process aims to aid the victim and hold the offender accountable while exploring the impact of the crime upon the community, according to LWVF.
Representatives David Vieira (R-East Falmouth) and Timothy Madden (D-Nantucket) have signed on as co-sponsors of a restorative justice bill before the House this session. The House bill was filed by Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington). There is also a bill before the Senate filed by Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton).
Speakers from the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, local police departments, local schools, the courts and the clergy will discuss this very timely topic.
The Falmouth Public Library is at 300 Main Street in Falmouth.
To learn more about the League of Women Voters of Falmouth, visit their website here.