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HDR Experts Featured in i+D Magazine Editorial on Restorative Justice Design

Diving into the discussion around social justice reform and the role of justice architecture, i+D Magazine recently published an editorial on Correcting Corrections. Our own David Bostwick, justice consultant, and Kate Diamond, civic design director, were interviewed and featured in the article on restorative justice by contributor Brian Libby.

Libby sets up the article with a startling statistic and key question, “Considering that 95% of the incarcerated population will eventually return home, isn’t it better to equip people for their reintegration into society?”

A number of justice design experts, criminal justice reform professionals, and a Yale professor of architecture weighed in on the subject of outcomes-based, restorative design. Bostwick details the process of working with sheriffs and jail officials for the Franklin County Corrections Center, which now serves as an example of smart justice for the rest of the country.

“I do feel that everyone is moving towards a better kind of strategy, and it’s our goal as designers to try and take them a couple of steps down the road of that journey," Diamond shared in her interview with i+D. "Today, we have more information than we did a decade or two ago. We have more research. The architecture and the interior design really matter. We want to create an environment that supports human health and sends people back to the community better."

Read the Restorative Justice article