Order takeout from your favorite local restaurant and join us this Friday from 12 – 12:30 PM on Facebook LIVE for a stimulating conversation with SLO Chamber President/CEO, Jim Dantona and Restorative Partners founder, Sister Theresa Harpin!
Sister Theresa Harpin has dedicated much of her life to social and restorative justice work. In 2006, she joined the staff of the Center for Restorative Justice Works and initiated and exponentially grew the Get on the Bus program in San Luis Obispo — which reunites children with their incarcerated dads at the California Men’s Colony. Transformed and motivated by this experience, Sister Theresa joined forces with the San Luis Obispo’s Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department to launch Restorative Partners, a nonprofit agency that offers healing and help to all those impacted by crime in our county. Since the organization launched in 2011, it has grown to include mentorship programs, vocational training programs, two recovery homes in Los Osos, the opening of their Paso Robles Anna’s Home for women and children, and their State Parolee housing and outpatient services in San Luis Obispo. In addition to leading Restorative Partners, Sister Harpin is a certified facilitator for Alternatives to Violence Project, Victim Offender Dialogues, Aggression Replacement Training and Thinking for A Change Programs.