Upcoming events open for Registration

    • Thu, September 04, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room L61, NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College


    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


     Restoration, Reconciliation and Healing: Is There Room for Them in America's Criminal Justice System?





    Program Coordinator - Healing and Transformative Justice at American Friends Service Committee and a Facilitator for Campaign to End the New Jim Crow   


    Punishment, deterrence, retribution and, to a lesser degree, rehabilitation have dominated our response to criminal activity. This has essentially discouraged any efforts toward healing.

    This session will focus on why have we chosen this route and whether now is the opportune time for significant reform.  

    Using a case study, we will attempt to superimpose a healing response to criminal behavior onto the current dominant response and examine the likely outcomes and pitfalls of each with an eye towards informing the work of healing and transformation.


    Lewis Webb, Jr. is the Program Coordinator of the Healing and Transformative Justice Program of the American Friends Service Committee, where he advocates for a shift from a paradigm of punishment to one of healing in America’s criminal justice system. His primary focus is addressing mass incarceration and the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. ( to joining the AFSC, Lewis served as a prosecutor in Brooklyn and has taught criminal justice and criminal law at various colleges and universities. Lewis earned his BS and MA in Philosophy from New York University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.



Planned events


The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York fulfills part of its mission through regular programs relevant to the field. We are planning our coming year and want to share some of what you can look forward to: 


October - From Volunteer to Career -- How volunteer experience in conflict resolution can be leveraged to advance your career as an ADR professional 

November - Workplace Conflict Resolution

December - Member Holiday Party

January - Investor State Dispute Settlement

March - Restorative Justice

April - Entertainment in ADR

May - Annual Meeting: Cross-Border Commercial Mediation

June - 14th Annual Conference


The above information is subject to change. More information coming soon! 

We welcome your suggestions. If you have ideas for programs, topics or speakers, let us know by emailing our Programming Chair, Dana Berman:

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