September Workshop: Restorative Justice and the CSSJ Charism
On Thursday, September 24 at 3 pm ET, we will have our first restorative justice workshop. In this first session we will discuss the philosophy, principles and practices of restorative justice. We will also discuss the intersection of the CSSJ charism and restorative justice values. There will be time for discussion and a Q&A with the speakers at the end. Additionally, we will introduce resources to restorative justice education and practices.
Speakers: Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy (Catholic Mobilizing Network), Caitlin Morneau (Catholic Mobilizing Network), and Sr. Rose McLarney (Carondelet-St. Louis). Read more about the workshop and speakers here
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy is the Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network. Krisanne has twenty-five years of experience working in national level, faith-based policy advocacy. She has been quoted in sources such as the New York Times, CNN, America Magazine, Crux, National Catholic Reporter, EWTN News Nightly and featured on JustLove Radio on Sirius XM. For more than a decade, Krisanne served as the senior church relations staff at Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Krisanne is co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures.
From 2003 to 2005, Krisanne served as the Executive Director of Witness for Peace, a politically independent, faith-based national grassroots organization committed to promoting peace, justice, and non-violence in U.S. foreign policy. In the late 90’s Krisanne was an associate with the Latin America Working Group, one of the nation's longest standing religious coalitions dedicated to a just foreign policy in the region. She had a special focus on labor rights and corporate responsibility. In 1994, Krisanne served for a year in a faith-based domestic service program working alongside migrant farmworkers in Woodburn, Oregon.
She has a Masters in Theology degree from Boston College (formerly Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts). Krisanne and her husband Jay reside in Washington, DC with their three children.
Caitlin Morneau serves as Director of Restorative Justice at Catholic Mobilizing Network. joined the CMN team in 2017 after seven years of direct social services, volunteer management, operations, and program implementation at faith-based and secular non-profits such as Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Catholic Volunteer Network, Youth Service Opportunities Project, and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Caitlin is responsible for program development that expands understanding of restorative justice and use of restorative practices in Catholic contexts. Caitlin holds an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and served on the Board of Directors at Bethlehem Farm in Alderson, WV. She co-authored the preface of Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice with Howard Zehr and adapted this work into the faith formation guide Harm, Healing and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice. Caitlin lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, toddler, and black lab.
Sr. Rose McLarney
Sr. Rose McLarney entered the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet after graduating from Avila University, Kansas City MO with a degree in Nursing. She worked in health care in multiple roles for 25 years. After serving in the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Congregational Leadership for eight years, she became the Executive Director of Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) in St. Louis, MO for 10 years. Her introduction to restorative justice began in her role with CWIT. There she learned of Restorative Justice, created a position for Restorative Justice Coordinator, and created the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition. This brought together the organizations and educational institutions of higher ed that were working with restorative justice.
Ministry in Kansas City, MO: Taught Restorative Justice at Avila University as adjunct professor for three years. Volunteer and Board member of Journey to New Life, re entry for men and women returning to society from the criminal justice system. Volunteer and Board Member of Center for Conflict Resolution, provider of restorative justice practices. Member of National Association of Restorative and Community Justice.