Speaking about the forthcoming event, Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research at NUI Galway, said: “As mental health is becoming more of a priority issue for governments and policy makers, this conference will share experiences of mindfulness programmes nationally and internationally with a view to developing best practice and informing policy. “Through research and a range of activities on our campuses, we are exploring how mindfulness contributes to improved wellbeing in our society. Click here to continue reading this article by Micheál Ó Maoileoin for the Galway Daily.
The Mindful Justice Initiative is a collaboration between Prison Mindfulness Institute and Transforming Justice: The Center for Mindfulness and Criminal Justice in Berkeley, CA. The report includes information on the following topics: Systems Change, Starting from the Inside Mindfulness in the Criminal Justice System 2015 Mindful Justice Conference The San Jose Project Mindfulness for Police and Law Enforcement Mindfulness in Juvenile Justice Mindfulness in Jails and Prisons Judges, Prosecutors, and Public Defenders Read a PDF of the full report here: MJI report Sept 2016
In collaboration with the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law, Prison Mindfulness Institute launched a Mindful Justice Initiative in 2014 and recently convened a Mindful Justice Conference at the Fetzer Institute’s Seasons Retreat Center with 24 influential leaders from the full spectrum of the U.S. criminal justice system, including current police and corrections officials, former judges, prosecutors and public defenders, victim advocates, program providers, law professors, restorative justice advocates and community activists. Meeting over four days, September 17 – 20, 2015, the group explored mindfulness-based approaches to transforming our criminal justice system and creating a system that is more humane, compassionate, effective and sustainable, one that is a force for healing... Learn More