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Creating a Virtual Safe Space For A Conversation On Restorative Justice

The brainchild of Professor Joao Salm, Governors State University (GSU) and Dr Razwana Begum, senior lecturer at the SUSS School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, the Just Justice Talk (JJT) is a partnership between GSU and SUSS. This virtual student-led initiative aims to create a safe space for students, academics and practitioners from around the world to engage in an informal dialogue on topics surrounding Restorative Justice.

With four webinars scheduled to be hosted each year, participants can hear first-hand from the various speakers on their personal journey and experiences relating to the topic of discussion.

To kick-off the series, the topic on “Restorative Justice and Inclusion" was held on 2 December 2020. The hour-long inaugural session welcomed over 40 participants from different countries spanning across the globe such as Singapore, The United States of America, Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Ireland.

The two speakers were Ms Alexandra Bouziotis, PhD Candidate from GSU, Chicago, Illinois, USA and Mr Kenneth Tan, Undergraduate from the Public Safety and Security (PSS) Programme, SUSS. The candid sharing by the speakers on the uses, system and prominence of Restorative Justice in their respective countries invoked questions by the attendees which were jointly addressed by the speakers.

Following a successful first session, we are pleased to announce that the next talk would be tentatively held on the 4 February 2021. Interested participants may send an email to and register their interest.

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