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December 15, 2020

Garrison Institute Justice Forum: Caroline Voldstad Daniell in Conversation with Shailly Agnihotri

Caroline Voldstad Daniell in Conversation with Shailly Agnihotri, Founder and Executive Director of The Restorative Center, a non-profit organization which advances and advocates for restorative justice to address the profound issues of social disconnect.

Caroline Voldstad is a lawyer and yoga and meditation teacher. Caroline has led classes and workshops in mind-body practices for a variety of audiences at educational and nonprofit institutions. She has also created and led organizations dedicated to promoting yoga and meditative practices at her own educational institutions including The College of the Holy Cross, Harvard Divinity School, and Columbia Law School. At Columbia Law School, she was involved in building the Mindfulness Program while a student and co-led the program’s first off-site weekend retreats at the Garrison Institute in the Spring of 2019 and again in January 2020. She has also offered mindfulness and meditation guidance for youth in various capacities and for populations involved in the criminal justice system. Caroline has participated in a variety of yoga and mindfulness training and attended several silent retreats. She is certified as a 500 hour experienced Yoga Teacher and, most recently, she has completed her foundations training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Caroline believes deeply in the power of contemplative practice to shift individual consciousness and create the possibility of a more connected and caring world.

Shailly Agnihotri spent more than 20 years as an attorney, and has developed an expertise in criminal justice through working as a prosecutor (Orleans Parish), teaching (Georgetown Law School) and as a public defender (New York City). She had the privilege of studying (as a Prettyman Fellow) with Professor William Greenhalgh whose love for the Constitution and the rights it affords the accused inspired her legal career. She has come to understand the power for individuals and communities to come to a deeper emergent wisdom of justice through a facilitated circles. She is a trained facilitator in Restorative Practices and a Certified Mediator, has a J.D. (cum laude) from Tulane Law School and a LL.M. (Prettyman Fellowship) from Georgetown Law. Shailly has presented at conferences around the world on TRC’s vision for an independent free-standing model for Restorative Justice which is codified as the Newburgh Model. She has lead Trainings in TRC’s distinct model of RJ for community members, Teens, social workers and attorneys. She has facilitated RJ circles in schools, community centers and the workplace. Shailly is the founder of The Restorative Center, a non-profit dedicated to advancing restorative justice.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 12pm ET on Tuesday December 15th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 11am ET on December 15th. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Facebook page.

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