Lauren Abramson

 Experience using Circles in many fields /

I have Circle experience in:

Juvenile justice
Criminal legal system
Faith communities
Human services
Workplace / organizations
Re-entry from prison/military

Circle applications I have used include:

Community Conferencing
Dialogue Circles (community building, healing, celebration, etc)
Serious Crimes Conferencing (VOD)

I have worked with:

Neighborhood organizations
Community-based NGO’s
Youth-led groups
Faith communitites

Areas of Interest and Service

Lauren Abramson and her colleagues at 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.

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