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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Experiencing the Criminal Justice System as a Victim-Survivor-Thriver: Views from the Bench

Date: 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT April 3 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 McCarty Classroom Complex, Classroom 1

Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 McCarty Classroom Complex, Classroom 1

The Honorable Thomas KohlThe Honorable Thomas KohlJoin NCVLI and Judge Thomas Kohl as we raise our voices for justice by hosting a free community awareness raising event.

Judge Kohl was Presiding Judge in Washington County from 2006 through 2010. He was President of the Oregon State Circuit Court Judges’ Association, 2010-11. In 2006, Judge Kohl’s daughter was murdered. The killer was tried and convicted of aggravated murder several years later. Judge Kohl wrote and published a book about this experience which has opened doors for him to speak about his experience, and the power of reconciliation, forgiveness, and reformation with prison inmates.

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