Laurie Flanagan

 Works / trains in K-12 schools /

Circle Experience

I have worked primarily in schools with students, staff and families in the community. I run connection circles;  I do trainings for people interested in bringing restorative practices to their schools or businesses. I also am available to run conferences in the schools or community arena. I have experience with many types of circles for adults and children, plus conferences in schools or community to address harm that happened.

I have experience working with these groups:

Girls Circles – CA
Peace Circles – Chicago
Circlework with Jalaja
Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter
Restorative Justice on the Rise – CO

Areas of Interest and Service

Any type of RP trainings, circles or conferences


I discovered the use of circles in 2003 and realized that using circles would be helpful in almost any setting, but especially in schools which is where I was working. I began getting trained in every type of circle and restorative practice work I could find. Then I joined the two grassroots groups in our county and began offering Circles 101 trainings and Restorative practices 101 trainings. Slowly the schools are starting to ask for trainings. We are now running a bunch of trainings a year for schools.

I retired in 2018 and have dedicated myself to working with schools and communities to help them begin to use circles and restorative justice in both proactive ways and reactive ways.

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