Maryland’s 3rd Annual
Restorative Justice Conference
Expanding the Circle:
Schools, Communities, Courts
Proudly presented by the
Circle of Restorative Initiatives
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.
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
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
chance of re-offending. The workshop is an interactive forum designed to identify
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
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
provides information about the program and discusses strategies for expansion.
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
B.S.in 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
in themselves to gain the tools necessary to hold meaningful employment upon
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
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
Co-Chair Kathy Rockefeller
Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center
at Howard Community College
Committee Members Lauren Abramson
Community Conferencing Center
Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County
Restorative Justice Facilitator
Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County
Meg Fairfax Fielding
University of Maryland,
Institute for Governmental Service and Research
Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center
at Howard Community College
Just Peace Circles
Positive Solutions Unlimited
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
Division of Correction
University of Maryland School of Law
Janet Nance Richardson
Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City
Community Conferencing Center
Do You Want
to See the
Join the Circle!
The founding members of the Circle of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland (www.crimaryland.org)
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.
We are currently seeking 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization through our fiscal sponsor,
Fusion Partnerships, Inc. (www.fusiongroup.org) 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
and send the following to Fusion Partnerships, Inc., 1601 Guilford Ave., 2 South, Baltimore, MD 21202.
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