For 25 years, in prisons, schools, my classes at San Diego State University, with nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community-based groups, justice system officials, and with prisoners. I also work with families and couples on healing and deepening their relationships.
Peacemaking circles and restorative practices, particularly the way of Council in the lineage of the Ojai Foundation.
I have Circle experience with:
Center for Council
Council in Schools
Circles for Change
Visions for Prisons
San Diego State University
San Diego Unified School District
Sweetwater Union High Schools
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Society for Organizational Learning
Prison Mindfulness Institute
Areas of Interest and Service
Circle facilitation Facilitator training
Meditation Trauma Informed Care
Mindfulness Practice Restorative Justice Practices
Leadership skills training
I am a professor of restorative justice and criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. I began academic and applied restorative work while incarcerated. The work has been central to my own healing and re/integration. My calling for the past 25 years has been to reduce the disadvantage and advance the opportunities for all people, especially those involved in the justice system.