Susan Sharpe, Ph.D.

Restorative Justice Advisor
Office Phone: 
574-631-1134
Office Address: 
164 Geddes Hall

Susan came to restorative justice with a professional background in conflict resolution, and holds professional certification in interest-based mediation and negotiation. She began facilitating victim-offender dialogue in 1994 and has specialized in restorative justice since 2001. Her publications include academic book chapters as well as internationally respected manuals on the sound practice of restorative justice. She has consulted for government and nonprofit agencies in Canada, the United States, and South Africa. 

Susan’s passion for restorative justice lies in its radical call for inclusion, dignity, and accountability. She believes that restorative justice demands more than helping victims, offenders, and their supporters discern the shape of justice in the circumstances that connect them. She believes that restorative justice also calls us to cultivate our personal, relational, and institutional capacities for justice—that is, to strengthen our readiness to name injustice and its effects, to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions, and to collaborate in the (re)creation of conditions that help people thrive. Her teaching, writing, and practice are dedicated to that end.

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Upcoming Events

January 2019

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2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

February 2019

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Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
22
Labor Café
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2019

01
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
21
Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
21
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
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Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

05
Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
12
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
26
Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

June 2019

04
Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)