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04/05/2019

Middlesex State’s Attorney Participates in Discussion of Restorative Justice in Law Enforcement

Michael A. Gailor, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex, participated in a panel discussion at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford on the role of restorative justice in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

The April 2, 2019, program addressed restorative justice, an approach to justice in which the offender and victim meet face-to-face with the hope that the offender comes to understand the consequences of his or her actions and accepts responsibility.

Also on the panel were Division of Criminal Justice Inspector Anthony Campbell, who recently retired as the Chief of Police in New Haven, and retired New Haven Police Sergeant Sharif Fulcher Abdussabur, author of "A Black Man's Guide to Law Enforcement in America," a straight talk manual to interactions between police and urban males.

The discussion was open to members of the community as well as students and faculty of St. Joseph’s University. It was moderated by visiting Professor Nikos Valance, who is the director of the University’s Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice program.

State's Attorney Gailor is the chief law enforcement officer for the Judicial District of Middlesex, which includes the City of Middletown and towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.