Jean Greenwood

 Experience using Circles in many fields /

Circle Facilitation Experience:

Restorative justice – victim offender dialogue
Schools – mainstream & alternative, students, staff
Faith Communities & interfaith dialogue
Government agencies, Public Housing Hi-rise
Social service/non-profit organizations
Human Rights, community conversations on diversity/race
Family, interpersonal issues
Special Education – families, school districts
Teen peer support

Experienced in These Circle Applications:

Inter-personal conflicts
Criminal justice system: victim offender dialogue
Non-profit strategic planning
Non-profit merger exploration
Student/staff conflicts
Student/student conflicts
Cross-cultural dialogue
Co-worker conflicts
Team building/community building
Parent/child conflicts
Faith community leadership transitions
Faith community staff sexual misconduct
Intra-familial sexual misconduct
School staff sexual misconduct
School districts in conflict with families of special needs children
Faith Communities & interfaith dialogue
Government agencies, Public Housing Hi-rise
Social service/non-profit organizations
Human Rights issues
Community conversations on diversity/race, Chauvin trial
Somali Teen Support Circle

Have Worked with the Following Organizations:

Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Science Museum of Minnesota, Race exhibit dialogue
Dispute Resolution Center of St. Paul
St. Paul Vocal Forum
Ebenezer Towers
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Native American Somali Friendship Group
Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership
The Minnesota Childbirth Collective
Great River School
Bedlam Theatre
St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
Pease Academy
Hennepin County Developmental Disabilities Unit
Roseville Public Schools
State of MN, Office of Dispute Resolution, Dept. of Children, Families, & Learning
Public Housing Authority of St. Paul, Wilson Hi-rise
Minnesota Association of Conflict Resolution
Minnesota Association of Mediators
North Como Presbyterian Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka

Areas of Interest and Service

• Circle process design & facilitation
• Restorative dialogue design & facilitation
• Circle/Circle facilitation training
• Restorative justice training, consulting
• Conflict transformation training, consulting, process design & facilitation


Restorative justice practitioner since 1991
Trained in the Circle process, 1998: Yukon, Canada: Tagish & Tlingit Nations
Associate, trainer & researcher, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking , University of MN
Circle facilitator, Science Museum of MN Race Exhibit
Mediator/facilitator in special education conflicts, MN Dep’t of Education
Adjunct professor, University of MN, Hamline University Law School, United Theological Seminary, Metro State
Presbyterian minister

Selected Publications

The Circle Process: A Path for Restorative Dialogue, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, University of MN
The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An Essential Guide to Practice and Research, (2001), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, chapters 2, 3, 6
National Survey of Victim Offender Mediation, Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim Offender Mediation (2000) Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, Center for Restorative Justice & Mediation, University of MN
“Restorative Justice & the Dynamics of Faith, and A Restorative Response”: From Vision to Action, The Clergy Journal, April 2001 (Volume 77, Number 6), pp. 3-9.

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