Video, Lecture, & Radio Presentations

Scroll down for a selected list of Jon’s past speeches and presentations. To inquire further about his speaking schedule and availability, contact Jon directly.

Meeting Your Attacker (Radio Interview — click to listen)

Jon Wilson brought his experience in facilitating dialogues between victims/survivors and offenders in crimes of severe violence to a radio conversation on Dallas-based KERA’s “Think” program. The guest was Brad Pearson who, in 2006, was walking to his car in West Philadelphia when three armed men robbed him at gunpoint, kidnapped him, and threatened his life. Brad wrote an essay about it for Philadelphia magazine.

In this hour Pearson talked about what it’s like to think he might be killed and how it felt to be able to finally ask the men about why they chose him. Jon Wilson talked about victim-centered victim offender dialogue, and how important it is for victims to be heard.
Think, KERA, TX

Victim Offender Dialogue: An Introduction

Half-day colloquy at Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute
Portsmouth, RI: May, 2009

Restorative Justice: Centering on the Needs of Victims/Survivors

A University of Maine Dialogue in Conflict Resolution
Orono, ME: November 2008

The Promise and Peril of Restorative Justice

The Shelby County Crime Victims’ Awards Dinner Keynote
Memphis, TN: April 2008

Presentation on Victim-Centered VOD

Massachusetts Department of Correction Facilities Superintendents Meeting
Gardiner, MA: March 2007

The Promise and Peril of Restorative Justice

Unitarian Universalist Church
Rockland, ME: July 2006

Victim-Centered Victim Offender Dialogue

The Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence
Cheshire, CT: April 2006

The Dark Side: A Glimpse into the Violent Predatory Offender

Circles of Support and Accountability Training
St. Johnsbury, VT: December 2005

Inside Our Culture of Violence: An Intimate Look at Victims, Offenders, Punishment, & Accountability

University of Maine Speaker-in-Residence Program
Orono, ME: November 2005

Restorative Justice: What’s Not to Love? [A Cautionary Discussion]

The Partakers Group
Weston, MA: November 2005

Where Are We Going Wrong? Violence, Victims, Punishment, & Accountability

George Stevens Academy Summer Speaker Series
Blue Hill, ME: July 2005

Accountability and Restorative Justice in Corrections

Maine Adult Correctional Education Association (MACEA)
Waterville, ME: May 2005

The Promise and Peril of Restorative Justice

Suffolk University Center for Restorative Justice
Boston, MA: April 2005

Object Lessons in Accountability: Between Victims of Violent Crime and their Offenders

University of Maine Peace Studies Program (Keynote Speech)
Orono, ME: June 2004

Making a Difference: The Human Face of Correctional Education

Maine Adult Correctional Education Association (MACEA – Keynote Speech)
Waterville, ME: May 2003