I have Circle experience in:
Criminal legal system
Workplace / organizations
Re-entry from prison/military
Circle applications I have used include:
Dialogue Circles (community building, healing, celebration, etc)
Serious Crimes Conferencing (VOD)
I have worked with:
Areas of Interest and Service
Lauren Abramson and her colleagues at communitytransformation.net work across sectors, including:
Facilitation of Community Conferences for any level of harm (always vountary)
Facilitation of diaogue circles (community-building, healing, celebration, etc)
Soup-to-nuts Program Development services for designing, starting and sustaining high-quality Community Conferencing program.
Coaching for practitioners of all levels.
Lauren Abramson, Ph.D. is the Founding Director of the Community Conferencing Center (1998-2018) and Community Transformation (2018-present) in Baltimore, MD. Working with restorative and transformative approaches since 1995, Lauren is recognized nationally and internationally for her training, writing, and practice in Circle processes. She advances this work as a powerful, low-tech way to build connected and empowered communities, fair and inclusive justice, and spaces for people to individually and collectively be human, humane, and authentic.