- Credentials - Bachelor of Criminal Justice w/ Distinction, Athabasca University
Restorative Justice Certificate, Simon Fraser University
Correctional Servies Diploma w/Honors, MacEwan University
Community Conference Facilitation, Transformative Justice Australia
Community Conference Training, Transformative Justice Australia
Facilitating Serious Offences, IIRP
Facilitating Dialogue Between Victims & Offenders, FRCJIA, Dave Gustafson
Peacemaking Circle Training I and II, Kay Pranis
Integrating Neuroscience & RJ, FRCJIA, Raj Dashi
Understanding & Managing High Conflict People, High Conflict Institute, Bill Eddy
- Experience - Restorative Practices, Engage-RP 2014 - Current
Coordinator, Facilitator, Trainer, Alberta Conflict Transformation Society, 1999-2014
Contracts for Conflict Resolution:
Edmonton Public School Board, 2002 - Current
Alberta Education, 2017 - Current
Edmonton Police Service, 1999 - 2014
Alberta Justice/Solicitor General, 1999 - 2014
Alta Care Resources 2017 - 2018
I am passionate about restorative practices, conflict resolution and relationship building.
I have worked in restorative justice/practices for almost 25 years as a program coordinator, facilitator, trainer and consultant. As a facilitator, I have worked extensively in schools, police agencies, the criminal justice system and communities. I have facilitate over 800 community conferences, ranging from grade one name-calling to homicide.
As a trainer, I have conducted over 75 3-day Community Conference Facilitator Trainer sessions in a variety of settings, including educators, police, lawyers, social workers, and community members.
Creating a Restorative Culture in Your School/Classroom/Agency is a one day workshop. Participants will learn how to implement the principles of restorative practices proactively, focusing on relationship building, global problem solving, responsibility/accountability, feeling identification, language patterns and circle meetings.