Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
New Orleans, LA

Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you:

Restorative Circles Intensive

with Justice Janine Geske

WHAT: In this workshop, participants will learn about the principles and practices of restorative justice, experience restorative circles, and consider their applications in the criminal justice system, parish, ministry, and family life. 

WHEN: Friday, June 28th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (with Mass to follow at 4pm)

WHERE: Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, 
2022 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Registration is now full!

About the Intensive

Catholic Mobilizing Network, the Archdiocese of New Orleans - Office of Justice and Peace and the Jesuit Social Research Institute - University of Loyola New Orleans, are pleased to welcome Justice Janine Geske, to share her wisdom and skill from years of facilitating restorative dialogue in prisons and Catholic parishes. Circles are a foundational restorative practice that can bring about healing for people and relationships impacted by crime. In addition to addressing harm and conflict, circles can be useful tools for storytelling, reflection, and community building.

In this intensive workshop, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of restorative justice principles and practices. Through Justice Geske's experienced facilitation and spirit-filled reflection, participants will:

  • Learn about a variety of applications for circles in ministry and civic life

  • Hear stories and examples of restorative practices as they are used in prison and community settings

  • Experience the transformative power of participating in peacemaking circles

  • Discern and share opportunities to utilize restorative circles in their dioceses, parishes, and communities

This workshop is open to all and is ideal for Catholic leaders who wish to build a deeper understanding of restorative justice practices in their dioceses, networks, ministries, and communities.

About the Facilitator

Janine Geske served as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1993–1998. From 1998–2013, she was a distinguished professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where she founded and directed the school’s Restorative Justice Initiative. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Beloit College in 1971 and her law degree from Marquette in 1975, Geske became the chief staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, where she worked until 1979. Beginning in 1981, Geske served in the Milwaukee County circuit court for 12 years. In 2002, she served as the interim county executive for Milwaukee County, and as interim dean of the Marquette Law School.

Travel and Lodging

For attendees traveling in from out of town, Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church is located approximately 30 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and there are a number of independent hotels within 5 miles of the church. 


A suggested donation of $35 offsets the cost of meals and materials provided. Participants will be provided dinner on Friday, a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Each attendee will receive a copy of CMN's recently published book Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice and The Little Book of Circle Process by Kay Pranis. 

Registration is now full!

Additional Info

For questions about this event, please contact Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice at

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