Restorative Justice Webinar

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Jay K. Wilgus, J.D., M.D.R. and Rachel King, Ph.D.

Event Information

Restorative Justice (RJ), a growing social movement with many traditions and approaches, embraces community empowerment, participation, and accountability to address harm and strengthen relationships. Join us to hear how restorative justice practices are used to respond to harm by individuals and by institutions and learn more about RJ efforts underway at HUC.


Jay K. Wilgus headshotJay K. Wilgus, J.D., M.D.R., is a lawyer, mediator, educator, consultant, and facilitator specializing in multi-party dispute resolution processes and dispute resolution systems design. Prior to forming Klancy Street, he served as Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Michigan, Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Utah, and an attorney-mediator in private practice. Wilgus is a national leader in the field of student conduct and conflict management who is regularly called upon to assist postsecondary institutions, federal agencies, academics, and others seeking to improve institutional responses to student conduct, student conflict, and sexual misconduct.

His published work has addressed, among other things, the application of restorative justice practices to student sexual misconduct cases, the use of specialized risk assessment and treatment interventions for college students found responsible for sexual misconduct, and the utility of facilitated dialogue in addressing campus conflict.

Wilgus now oversees Klancy Street’s menu of law, consulting, and dispute resolution services and provides direct service to clients across the country. He holds an Honors degree in Communications from the University of Utah, a Master’s in Dispute Resolution (M.D.R.) from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City where he served as a member of the Utah Law Review.

He currently serves as President for the Maine Association of Mediators, Co-Chair of the Braver Angels Alliance of New England, and Group Leader for a community of practice affiliated with the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Utah.

Rachel King headshotRachel King, Ph.D.
Dr. Rachel King is a restorative justice practitioner with RK Resolution LLC, specializing in issues of harassment and sexual misconduct in higher education. She has extensive experience facilitating restorative justice conferences in community and school-based programs and has held numerous roles in college administration, including Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean of Students. Rachel provides training to schools around the country on how to take a restorative approach to cases of sexual misconduct, including through the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women campus grant program and the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

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