Carleton Presents “Justice that Heals: Outcomes of Restorative Approach to Sexual Assault”

Mary Koss

Dr. Mary Koss of the University of Arizona will present “Justice that Heals: Outcomes of Restorative Approach to Sexual Assault,” at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in Olin Hall Room 141 on the Carleton College campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Koss’ presentation will focus on the RESTORE Program, an innovative community-based justice response conducted in concert with criminal justice and victim services to respond to adult sexual assault. The program was the first restorative response to sexual assault globally, and the evaluation involved the largest number of cases yet studied, meaning that the findings provide a foundation for innovative justice and prevention approaches for a variety of other settings.

A Regents’ Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Koss has served on the National Academy of Science Panel on Violence Against Women and on the Coordinating Committee of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa. Widely respected in her field, she consults nationally with the Gallup Organization on sexual assault prevalence and responses in the military justice system. She is known for her work on the Ten Tribes Study, which examined alcohol and violence on tribal lands, and for her role as principal investigator of the RESTORE Program.

Koss was recognized for her work by the American Psychological Association, which honored her with its 2000 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and with the 2003 Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award. In 2010 she received the Visionary Award from the law enforcement training and technical assistance organization, Ending Violence Against Women International.

This event is sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Distinguished Women's Visitor Fund, the Office of the Title IX Coordinator, the Collective for Women's Issues, the Carleton Student Association, Student Health and Counseling, the Psychology Department, and the Dean of Student's Office. For more information or disability accommodations, call (507) 222-7179. Olin Hall is located on the Carleton campus and is accessible off of Nevada Street in Northfield