Restorative Justice (RJ) is an approach to problem-solving that is based around three basic concepts: That when crime (or wrongdoing) occurs, the focus is on the harm that has been done to people and relationships; When harm has been done, it creates obligations and liabilities; and the way forward involves wrongdoers, victims and the community in efforts to heal the harm and put things right. There is a range of Restorative Justice programs across fields as diverse as justice (policing, corrections, juvenile justice), schools, workplaces, organizations, faith groups, family and community. Native communities have practiced a form of restorative justice since precolonial times.
- Define and discuss restorative justice
- What are some types of Restorative Justice Programs in use today
- How Tribal Nations are using Restorative Justice Programs
Brenda Golden, Esq., Brenda Golden, Esq.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee Nation. She attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served 8 years in the US Air Force, and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She has a Bachelor’s and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and has graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in HR and Executive Mgmnt. She has worked for the last 10 years with native organizations.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She grew up outside of Clearview, Oklahoma on “Harjo Hill”, attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served in the US Air Force for 8 years and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She currently resides in Eastern Oklahoma having relocated to work for her tribal nation. Brenda has three daughters (one deceased) and four grandchildren.
She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration both conferred from the University of Oklahoma. Brenda graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and is a member of the National Native American Bar Association.
Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in Human Resources and Executive Management and 10 years with the State of Oklahoma. She has dedicated the last 10 years to working with tribal governments and native organizations.
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