Hanlon Kelly of the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast will present an introduction to Restorative Justice philosophy at Carver Memorial Library Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Restorative Justice provides methods for addressing wrong-doing that are not adversarial or punitive, but instead focus on healing relationships that have been harmed and meeting the needs of those affected.

Kelly's presentation will elaborate on this philosophy and and explain how it can be applied at many levels, including with friends and family.

Founded in 2005, the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools. RJP works with court-involved youth and adults, and with residents at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center. RJP responses to crime and wrongdoing seek renewal and safety for the community, support and healing for victims, and accountability and reintegration of the offender.

Carver Memorial Library is located at 12 Union St. in Searsport. For more information, contact the library at 548-2303.

All library programs are free and open to the public.