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        Maryland’s 3rd Annual
Restorative Justice Conference
         Expanding the Circle:
Schools, Communities, Courts

      Proudly presented by the
Circle of Restorative Initiatives
                  for Maryland
A      McCuan Hall                                  L     Clark Library
AF     Athletic & Fitness Center                    N     Nursing Building
CLC    Childrens Learning Center                    SA    Student Activities
ELB    English, Language,Business Building          RCF   Student Services Building
GAL    Burrill Galleria                             ST    Science and Technology Bldg.
HVPA   Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center   TA    Temporary Classrooms
HR     Hickory Ridge Building                       TH    Smith Theatre
Welcome Conference Participants!

On behalf of the Circle of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland (CRI), I welcome
you to Maryland’s Third Restorative Justice Conference. We are confident
that you will be as inspired and enriched by this year’s workshops and
presentations as we were by their proposals! You will hear firsthand exactly
how professionals are infusing Restorative Justice Principles into a variety of
fields. Their innovative approaches illustrate the enduring value and endless
applications for RJ. Indeed, providing a forum for this kind of professional
collaboration is one of the goals of CRI.

CRI is a newly-formed organization supported by Fusion Partnerships, Inc.
CRI’s mission is to provide a statewide network that promotes restorative justice principles, practices and
initiatives for communities, individuals, institutions and organizations. CRI was born in 2009 by the planning
committee for Maryland’s Second Restorative Justice Conference. This year’s conference is CRI’s inaugural
event. We hope you will consider joining in CRI’s future efforts to coordinate, support and expand the use
of restorative practices across the state. (For more information about how to join the Circle or make a
donation, please see the inside back cover.)

We want to thank this year’s conference sponsors, especially our host, Howard Community College. Without
this support, CRI would be unable to provide this opportunity for connection and growth among Maryland’s
Restorative Justice practitioners.

This year we are excited to announce a Saturday event hosted by another conference sponsor, Towson
University. We urge you to join us for the screening of a powerful and true documentary about restoring
communities, entitled “Concrete Steel and Paint.” We will begin the film at 10 a.m., and it will be followed
by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, an ex-offender, a victim, and others. We hope you will be able to
join us for that event and take advantage of the chance to participate in a rare direct dialogue with
victims and offenders.

Thank you for attending and supporting restorative initiatives in Maryland. The ideals behind Restorative
Justice, though disarmingly simple, hold unique promise for healing in a world that sometimes feels broken.
With your help, we can support their growth and broaden their acceptance.

In peace,

Jennifer Langdon, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CRI Maryland
    Maryland’s 3rd Annual Restorative Justice Conference
    Expanding the Circle: Schools, Communities, Courts
Thursday Evening, November 18
             6:00        Registration and Light Refreshments
     6:30 to 8:00        Opening Gathering led by Featured Presenter, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

Friday, November 19
                8:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast
                8:30     Opening Remarks
                         • Sharon Pierce, Ed.D. M.S.N.
                                  Vice President, Academic Affairs, Howard Community College
                         • Lou Gieszl
                                  Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution
                                  Office (MACRO)
                9:00     Featured Presenter
                         • Melissa Hook
                                  Executive Director, District of Columbia's Office of Victim Services

              10:15      Morning Break

              10:30      Workshop Session 1

              NOON       Lunch - A box lunch is provided for all registrants

                1:00     Workshop Session 2

                2:30     Workshop Session 3
                4:00     Closing Ceremony

                         • Bette Rainbow Hoover
                                  Just Peace Circles

                         • Jennifer Langdon, Ph.D.
                                  Assistant Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University

Saturday Morning, November 20 @ Towson University
              10:00      Film Screening: Concrete Steel & Paint The true journey of Philadelphia inmates’ clash
                         with victims over an outdoor mural

              11:15      Panel Discussion With the film’s producer, successful ex-inmates, community conferencing

Please note: Workshop space is limited. When rooms have reached capacity, the workshop will be closed. Therefore, we suggest
that you arrive early when there is a particular workshop that you do not want to miss. Several workshops are offered twice in
order to accommodate all those who may wish to attend, and to help you plan your day appropriately.
                                                  session          room                        time
                       Opening Remarks & Featured Presenter        RCF-400                        9:00

                   Victim Offender Dialogues: What Are They?       MH-116                        10:30

       What Does "Restorative Discipline" Look Like in Schools?    MH-117                        10:30

                       Faces: The Play - The Answer to Why?        MH-118                        10:30

                  Bringing the Victim into the Equation of Crime   DH-116                        10:30

                   Feminist Perspectives on Restorative Justice    DH-217                        10:30

                If Drugs Were Legal: A Restorative Framework       DH-317                        10:30

                      The Restorative Trauma Healing Method        N-103                         10:30

                                                        LUNCH      RCF-400&401            12:00 TO 1:00

                         The Circle Process: Making it Practical   MH-117                         1:00

                        The Restorative Trauma Healing Model       MH-118                         1:00

                                          Agreeing to Disagree     DH-116                         1:00

 Restorative Justice in Higher Education Disciplinary Procedures   DG-217                         1:00

                   Restorative Justice Using Free On-Line Tools    DH-317                         1:00

Prisoner Re-entry Mediation: Tapping the Power of Relationships    N-103                          1:00

                                                         BREAK                             2:15 TO 2:30

         What Does Restorative Discipline Look Like in Schools?    MH-117                         2:30

                  Bringing the Victim into the Equation of Crime   MH-116                         2:30

    Community Conferencing: How it's Done and Why it Works         MH-118                         2:30

                   Victim Offender Dialogues: What Are They?       DH-116                         2:30

                 Restorative Practices in the College Classroom    DH-217                         2:30

            Maryland's Prisons: Investing in Their Communities     DH-317                         2:30

                                             Closing Ceremony      RCF-400                 4:00 TO 4:30

                            RCF = Rouse Company Foundation Hall    DH = Duncan Hall
                                             MH = McCuan Hall      N = Nursing Building
  Restorative Justice Conference Featured Speakers
Melissa Hook is the Executive Director of the District of Columbia's Office
of Victim Services and the former Executive Director of the Victims' Assistance
Legal Organization. She serves on the National Advisory Committee for Violence
Against Women, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Teen Dating Violence,
and on the Attorney General's Commission on Victims of Crime. She is the
author of Ethics in Victim Services, designed to help victim assistance
professionals identify, analyze and resolve the many ethical dilemmas they
face daily. Since 1999, Ms. Hook has served as a consulting editor to the
Crime Victims Report, a criminal justice professionals’ journal.

Ms. Hook is the lead consultant for the Filmmakers' Forum, a resource created
by filmmakers and victim advocates to facilitate the discussion of legal and ethical issues that arise from the
use of real crime stories in film. She has written about victim-related topics for the Office of Victims of
Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the
American Prosecutors Research Institute. She has been involved with several national campaigns that addressed
public policy implementation, adult and juvenile re-entry and restorative justice issues.

Ms. Hook will share her thoughts on the main challenges and opportunities in the restorative justice field
from a national restorative justice perspective.

Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz             is the co-director of the Office on
Justice and Peacebuilding for the Mennonite Central Committee. She serves
as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs which have a
victim-offender mediation component. She has worked in the field of
victim-offender mediation since 1984.

Ms. Stutzman Amstutz has co-authored the curriculum Victim-Offender
Conferencing in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System, and is the author
of The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools and The Lttle
Book of VIctim-Offender Conferencing. She received her BS in Social
Work from the Eastern Mennonite University, where in 2002 she was awarded the Distinguished Service
Award. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University.

Ms. Stutzman Amstutz will lead the Conference's opening gathering, a circle discussion, on Thursday evening.
She will also present a workshop on Friday about restorative discipline in schools.
  Victim Offender     Debbie and Jessica are homicide survivors. Shirley Rue Mullinix was Debbie’s mother
         Dialogues:   and Jessica’s grandmother. She was murdered by her student Alton Romero Young
What Are They and     on March 25, 1992. Since then, Debbie and Jessica have been involved in victim
 What Does it Feel    rights and awareness. Last year, Debbie and Jessica participated in a Victim Offender
  Like for Victims?   Dialogue (VOD) with the man who killed their loved one. This session includes a
                      description of the VOD process, a summary of their journey, the challenges and
                      the successes, and time for questions and answers.

                      Debbie Kempl is a survivor of homicide and domestic violence. She has lobbied for
                      victims rights and justice in the State of Maryland and nationwide. She participated
                      in a documentary on domestic abuse in Frederick County, MD and serves on the
                      board of directors of a non-profit focusing on the true victims of crime.

                      Jessica Harris recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with
                      a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. She is currently a Master of
                      Social Work Candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She hopes to work
                      with inmates in pre-release services but is open to working with victims as a victim
                      advocate or with victims of domestic violence.

                      Tim Johnson is a volunteer VOD facilitator at the Mediation & Conflict Resolution
                      Center at Howard Community College, where he also serves as adjunct faculty. A
                      retired mediator with the United States Department of Justice, Tim mediated hundreds
                      of conflicts, including many involving community-based racial tension. Tim also served
                      in the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
                      Prevention, and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. He has a B.A. from
                      Stony Brook University, New York, a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia
                      Commonwealth University, and has been extensively published. Tim is currently the
                      CEO of Positive Solutions Unlimited, a private firm offering training, team building,
                      conflict resolution, and group facilitation.

         What Does    Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an
       “Restorative   “opportunity for learning, growth, and community building?” If restorative justice
   Discipline” Look   has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn’t
   Like in Schools?   its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias?

                      Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Justice & Peacebuilding
                      for the Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for
                      restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component. She
                      has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She has co-authored
                      a curriculum entitled “Victim Offender Conferencing in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice
                      System”, The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools, and is the author of
                      The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing. She received her BS in social
                      work from Eastern Mennonite University, where in 2002 she was awarded the
                      Distinguished Service Award. She holds a master of social work from Marywood
 FACES: The Play – The moderators describe their experiences with twenty-five remarkable women
The Answer to Why with life sentences, a journey that led to an extraordinary play: FACES. Written
                   to convince teens to avoid bad choices, the women found meaning in their own
                   lives by reaching out to others. Over a thousand people have been stunned by the
                   play’s simple beauty and the message of the injustice of over-incarceration.
                     Betty May is a theatrical director, author, and teacher. She has been working with I-
                     WISH for over two years, encouraging the women to write their stories, and then
                     adapting and compiling their words into narrative form. She continues to be amazed
                     at the women’s courage and honesty in the face of their devastating circumstances.
                     Mary Pat De Verneil is the Vice President of Maryland CURE, an organization founded
                     to reduce crime through reform of the justice system. She has been a religious
                     volunteer at MCIW and CMIJ. For the last three years, she has co-facilitated a group
                     of lifers at MCIW arranging or leading self-development projects.
                     Sue Eberhard is a member of Maryland CURE and has been a volunteer at MCIW and
                     MCIJ for 6 years. She has co-facilitated Alternatives to Violence programs and the
                     women’s program. She has been a prison hospital visitor and religious volunteer.

       Bringing the As survivors of homicide, Pat and Warren Lupson have put Restorative Justice to
    Victim into the work. Through the VOICE program (Victim Offender Impact of Crime Education),
                    Pat Lupson now visits federal, state, and local institutions talking directly to
 Equation of Crime
                    inmates about the impact of crime and the ripple effect it causes. The presentation
                    given to inmates will be shared with workshop participants.
                     After the murder of their daughter and two grandsons, Pat & Warren Lupson, along
                     with their son, started Remembering the True Victims. Pat holds positions on the
                     American Correctional Association’s Victims Advisory Board, Maryland’s Institutional
                     Victims Advisory Panel, Victims Advisory Board to Parole & Probation and is a former
                     member of Montgomery County’s Victims Advisory Board. Pat is also the 2003 recipient
                     of the Maryland Department of Corrections Annual Victim’s Rights Award.

           Feminist Should we use restorative justice practices in domestic violence and sexual assault
   Perspectives on circumstances? If so, what are the relevant considerations for practitioners seeking
Restorative Justice to use restorative justice to help women seek justice and healing in cases of
                    interpersonal conflict? Organized in an informal, discussion-based format, this
                    workshop offers fresh feminist perspectives on restorative justice to practitioners,
                    academics and beginners. Speakers will also discuss the positive potential impact
                    restorative justice could have for indigenous communities in the U.S.
                     Katherine Mullen is a second year Master’s degree student in Women’s Studies
                     (International Context) at Towson University. She holds bachelor degrees in
                     International Relations and French from the State University of New York at New
                     Paltz. Before she began her graduate work, Ms. Mullen was a community reporter
                     for The Gazette in Frederick, Maryland.
                     Shameka Brantley is a student in Towson University’s Master of Science program in
                     Women’s Studies (Leadership and Public Policy). Ms. Brantley holds a bachelor’s
                     degree in African-American and African Studies from The Ohio State University and
                     currently works in education and domestic violence awareness.
                         Angelina Casanova-Bell holds a bachelor’s in Women’s Studies from Towson University.
                         She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies (Leadership and
                         Public Policy) from her alma mater. Ms. Casanova works in Washington, D.C. as
                         manager of Legislative Affairs for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in
                         Mashantucket, CT, where she is member of the tribe.

 Your Neighborhood:      The prohibition of drugs and mass incarceration as a form of social control has
If Drugs Were Legal:     failed. As governments and constituents recognize the collateral consequences of
A Restorative Frame      these failed policies, movement toward legalization of currently illegal substances
                         continues. To date, 14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation
  for Post Prohibition
                         permitting the use of marijuana for medical purposes and California is poised to
           Regulation    vote upon full legalization of marijuana for recreational use. As the discussion
                         about America’s drug policies expands, there are opportunities for the restorative
                         justice community to engage law- and policy-makers and encourage the adoption
                         of regulatory schemes with a significant restorative component. This workshop
                         will engage attendees about the collateral harms associated with the prohibition
                         of drugs, offer examples of regulatory models to reduce violence and the profit
                         associated with the illicit drug trade, and provide opportunities for problem solving
                         the effective incorporation of restorative practices into future drug policy.
                         Leigh Maddox, Visiting Professor at University of Maryland School of Law, teaches
                         doctrinal studies and supervises the delivery of legal services in the Clinical Program.
                         Her work focuses on restorative problem solving lawyering when communities, and
                         their members, intersect with the criminal justice system.

    The Restorative This workshop will demonstrate the model recently developed and implemented
    Trauma Healing by the Woodbourne Center. The evidenced based treatment model is derived from
             Model the concepts of Community Restorative Justice, mental health and trauma
                    treatment, and Aggression Replacement Training. This holistic approach can
                    focus on the needs of the child, family and/or community.
                         Dr. George Carlson is the Senior Director of Programs for the Woodbourne Center in
                         Baltimore. He holds a Master of Social Work and a Ph.D. in Policy Sciences. Dr.
                         Carlson has worked with families and youth involved in the juvenile justice, child
                         welfare and mental health systems for over 25 years.

 The Circle Process: Coming together in a circle is an ancient peacemaking practice that honors
  Making it Practical collective wisdom while respecting individual differences. Circles offer limitless
                      possibilities for resolving conflicts while building stronger relationships. Effective
                      circle processes are used in most restorative practices and allow all voices to be
                      heard. Participants will practice the non-judgmental listening skills needed to
                      provide a safe space for taking personal responsibility for their behavior. Conflict
                      resolution in a circle promotes understanding, accountability and healing for all
                      participants. Interactive and practical.
                         Bette Rainbow Hoover, Director, Just Peace Circles, has facilitated circles for
                         decades and in many settings – from maximum security prisons to Central America,
                         Africa and Israel/Palestine. She directed the Washington D.C. office of the American
                         Friends Service Committee, led Alternatives to Violence workshops, is a mediator
                         and group facilitator and dedicates her life to nonviolent, restorative practices of
                         peacemaking. She is a member of the steering committee of CRI Maryland.
                        Holly Maassarani is the Co-Director of the Youth Restorative Justice Initiative at the
                        Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. She has been trained and mentored
                        in circle work by Kay Pranis and facilitates the Dialogue Circle and Community
                        Conferencing programs in Montgomery County public schools.

         Agreeing to    Focusing on adolescent conflict from disagreement through deconstruction, this
      Disagree: How     program highlights how one police diversion program is partnering with a community
                        mediation center to offer an innovative dialogue program to help lower the youth’s
Restorative Dialogue
                        chance of re-offending. The workshop is an interactive forum designed to identify
       & Restorative
                        what works and what doesn’t in helping youth learn to navigate drama and trauma.
Reflection Fit into a
        Police Youth    JoD Straub is the Youth Services Coordinator for the Howard County, Maryland,
                        Police Department-Youth Services Section. Ms. Straub has over 25 years experience
  Diversion Program
                        working with children, families and the systems that serve them. She has partnered
                        with the Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center (MCRC) at Howard Community
                        College to pioneer a dialogue program designed to help youth reflect upon what they
                        did to become involved in the diversion program and to offer some skills so that they
                        will increase their options in future conflicts.
                        MCRC Volunteers will share a description of their required training and some
                        experiences they have had through this work with youth.

 Restorative Justice    This session will give participants an overview of conducting Restorative Justice
in Higher Education     Circles within a student discipline system. The workshop presenter will use his
         Disciplinary   experiences at James Madison University to compare the traditional judicial processes
         Procedures     used in higher education institutions with some specific restorative justice practices.
                        The workshop will also teach participants the basics of conducting circles.
                        Josh Bacon, Ph.D. serves as Director of Judicial Affairs at James Madison University
                        in Harrisonburg, Virginia. There he has used his 12 years of judicial affairs experience
                        to begin implementing restorative justice techniques at JMU. Mr. Bacon is a trained
                        mediator who is currently completing Eastern Mennonite University’s Justice and
                        Peace program with a concentration in Restorative Justice.

  Prisoner Re-entry     Significant research points to the importance of stable relationships on an inmate’s
 Mediation: Tapping     ability to successfully integrate into society, yet there are few resources to assist
                        with this aspect of the transition. Community Mediation Maryland provides
       the Power of
                        mediation between inmates and their family members prior to release. This session
    Relationships to
                        provides information about the program and discusses strategies for expansion.
 Support Successful
          Transitions   Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Community Mediation
                        Maryland. Her work includes developing partnerships with state agencies including
                        the Department of Education, Department of Corrections, and others to bring
                        collaborative conflict resolution to new and unique forums. Lorig serves as an
                        adjunct professor with the University of Baltimore’s Negotiations and Conflict
                        Management program. Lorig’s research examines the impact of specific aspects of
                        the mediation process on experiences for participants.
       Restorative Using restorative practice to facilitate this workshop, the presenter will lead
  Practice in the participants as they experience a restorative classroom and gain a sense of its
College Classroom power. While this workshop targets colleges, these restorative tools can be used
                   with any age group. Think of your own school experiences starting in kindergarten,
                   and decide for yourself if this may have had more meaning. This workshop is
                   highly experiential and fun, so come on in.
                    Donald J. Haldeman, MS, JD, Victim Services, Delaware County (PA) Juvenile Court.
                    Mr. Haldeman has facilitated numerous workshops for the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court
                    System. Mr. Haldeman designed graduate restorative justice courses at St. Joseph‘s
                    University. He earned an M.S. from Shippensburg University and a J.D. from Widener
                    Law School. Don received his restorative justice trainer certification from Florida
                    Atlantic University and The National Institute of Corrections (NIC). He completed his
                    peacemaking circle training under Kay Pranis and Don Johnson, and received his
                    mediation training under Mark Umbreit. Don learned to mediate cases of severe
                    violence under Dave Gustafson from Vancouver, B.C.

       Community    Community Conferencing is a restorative justice process that allows everyone
                    affected by crime or conflict to address the incident in the communities where it
                    happens. Attendees will hear how Community Conferencing programs have built
How it’s Done and
                    partnerships with police, criminal justice agencies, and school systems to help
     Why it Works   respond to crime and conflict in a restorative/transformative manner. Audience
                    will also view short video on how Community Conferencing is being used in Baltimore
                    Misty Fae is the Administrative Director of the Community Conferencing Program at
                    the Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County. First trained as a Community
                    Conferencing Facilitator in 2000, Misty worked with the CCC until 2002, when she
                    returned home to Michigan. After five years in Detroit using the Conferencing process
                    in a variety of programs and administrative applications, Misty returned to the CCC
                    in January 2009. In July 2010, Misty, along with Janet Bayer, opened the Community
                    Conferencing Program at the Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County. Misty
                    graduated from UMBC with a BA/BS in Social Work and Psychology, and did graduate
                    work in clinical psychology at the Center for Humanistic Studies in Detroit.
                    Nikki Glass-Brice joined the Community Conferencing Center in 2004. In addition to
                    facilitation, she is currently deputy director for the organization. She provides
                    community outreach, facilitates training efforts for Community Conferencing and
                    the Daily Rap program, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Community
                    Conferencing Center. Nikki graduated from Morgan State University in 1997 with a
                    B.S. in Psychology, and has completed graduate course work in Industrial/Organizational
                    Psychology at University of Baltimore.
                    In 1992, David Williams served as a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence
                    Project through the Western New York Pace Center. In 2006, David moved to southern
                    Maryland and joined the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau as a Youth Development
                    Interventionist and The Institute of Family-Centered Services as a Family Centered
                    Specialist. David conducts therapeutic and staff development Drumming Circles for
                    youth organizations, the US Navy, and the community. He graduated with a B.S. in
                    Liberal Arts and a concentration in Human Services from Medialle College in 1993. He
                    joined Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore City in 2008.
Restorative Justice In 2009, the Colorado Judicial Assistance Grant Board received Federal Department
Support Using FREE of Justice funding to promote restorative justice and support RJ programs
       Online Tools throughout Colorado. Learn how Colorado has developed no-cost technology to
                    bring their state’s restorative justice programs together to network, share
                    information and resources, schedule events, seek feedback from one another, and
                    connect with volunteers, boards of directors, donors and state government. Also,
                    learn how to best educate police departments, victim’s advocates, school
                    administrators and teachers, and the community about restorative justice. In this
                    session, representatives from the Colorado Restorative Justice Council will share
                    these tools – which are also available to you – and how to use them.
                      Deb Witzel is the Executive Director of the Longmont Community Justice Partnership,
                      which provides restorative justice services for the city of Longmont, CO. She holds a
                      Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and a B.A. from the
                      University of Texas at Austin. She has been an RJ practitioner since 2004. She lives in
                      Longmont with her daughter and husband.
                      Mary Carr is the Marketing Project manager for the Colorado State Judicial Assistance
                      Grant to market, support and promote restorative e justice in Colorado. Mary has a
             Information Systems from the University of Maryland and has worked with
                      large corporations, schools and non-profits to market their products and services.
                      Mary lives in Denver with her husband and three boys.

 Maryland Prisons:    For the past three years, Maryland’s DPSCS has made restorative justice efforts in
 Investing in Their   the community a priority through a program called Public Safety Works. Community
   Communities by     based projects afford offenders opportunities to invest in the society they have
                      harmed – a powerful and significant tool of rehabilitation – while also investing
     Making Public
                      in themselves to gain the tools necessary to hold meaningful employment upon
       Safety Work
                      release. Learn how DPSCS has reached out to Maryland communities through
                      projects ranging from planting trees, harvesting oysters, maintaining veteran
                      cemeteries, beautifying parks, rescuing retired racehorses, building homes and so
                      much more.
                      Gary D. Maynard, Secretary, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional
                      Services, has more than 30 years of correctional experience. Prior to his Maryland
                      appointment, he served as Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, Director
                      of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Director of the Oklahoma
                      Department of Corrections, and Director of the Corrections & Public Safety Programs
                      at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Maynard’s professional activities include serving
                      as President of the American Corrections Association (ACA), and he is the author of
                      the 15th Edition of Correction Officer, Thomson publications. Mr. Maynard holds a
                      Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Oklahoma State University and a
                      Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma.
                      John A. Rowley began his career in Criminal Justice in 1977 at a pretrial facility in
                      Pennsylvania. After attending college and serving in corrections in various states, he
                      became Warden of the Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup. He has served as a
                      regional Assistant Commissioner, Acting Commissioner of the Division and Warden
                      for the state-of-the-art maximum security facility in Cumberland, Maryland. In March
                      of 2009, Mr. Rowley became Maryland’s Inmate Public Works Coordinator. He is
                      charged with overseeing all aspects of inmate public works, which emphasize the
                      Restorative Justice initiatives of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional
         Co-Chair   Jennifer Langdon, PhD
                    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
                    Towson University

         Co-Chair   Kathy Rockefeller
                    Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center
                    at Howard Community College

Committee Members   Lauren Abramson
                    Community Conferencing Center

                    Janet Bayer
                    Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County

                    Elizabeth DuVerlie
                    Restorative Justice Facilitator

                    Misty Fae
                    Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County

                    Meg Fairfax Fielding
                    Woodbourne Center

                    Heather Fogg
                    University of Maryland,
                    Institute for Governmental Service and Research

                    Maria Harrison
                    Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center
                    at Howard Community College

                    Bette Hoover
                    Just Peace Circles

                    Tim Johnson
                    Positive Solutions Unlimited

                    Pete Meleney
                    Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County

                    Debra Neighoff
                    Division of Correction

                    Janet Price
                    University of Maryland School of Law

                    Janet Nance Richardson
                    Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

                    Jennifer Will-Tharpa
                    Community Conferencing Center
                                                                              Catching the
                                                                              Justice Bug?
                                                                              Do You Want
                                                                                to See the

                                                               Join the Circle!
The founding members of the Circle of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland (
cordially invite you to join our effort To establish and maintain a statewide network that will promote
restorative principles, practices and initiatives for communities, individuals, institutions, and organizations.
                                                                                                 – CRI Mission.

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Fusion Partnerships, Inc. ( We hope to offer “official” membership to CRI by late
2011. In the meantime, we welcome your donations as we fund our 501(c)(3) status process and begin
planning for the 2012 Restorative Justice Conference. If you wish to make a donation, please complete
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