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Adler Institute Director Talks Restorative Justice With Chicago Defender 09.21.17
Adler Institute Director Talks Restorative Justice With Chicago Defender

An Adler University institute leader shares her restorative justice expertise, and details about her crucial reform work, in a Chicago Defender investigative report centered on Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

“The rush to set up the court has [shortchanged] the process of building trust between a system and a community that’s been hurt by that system,” Elena Quintana, executive director of Adler University’s Institute of Public Safety and Social Justice, told Chicago Defender reporters.

Quintana and her team monitor and evaluate a network of North Lawndale organizations using restorative practices, better known as the Restorative Justice Hub).

“They really need more time to build a relationship, goodwill and vision between those two entities,” she said.

Read more about the challenges involved with bringing much-needed resources to the North Lawndale community in the publication’s report, Justice, Restored? New North Lawndale Court Aims to Change Punitive System.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.


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