Suzanne Neuhaus is an Adjunct Professor for Santa Clara University’s Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries concentrating in Restorative Justice; she actively serves on the Restorative Justice Committee for the California Catholic Conference of Bishops; and she is the board vice-chair of Healing Hearts Restoring Hope for those affected by homicide. From 1988 to 2015, Suzanne worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), primarily as a Parole Agent and Victims Services Specialist. Now retired, she continues to volunteer as a Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) Facilitator for CDCR, bringing persons harmed by violence together with the individual responsible in the spirit of healing. Her career as a peace officer inspired her to take a stand in support of a more responsible and balanced and restorative approach to justice. She has dedicated her professional life and volunteer efforts to addressing unresolved harm and creating opportunities for healing.
Thu October 29, 2020