• Restorative Justice Conferencing with a juvenile diversion program, prison reentry circles and circles of support for youth returning home.
• Restorative practices with schools across the continuum.
• Training school staff and conference facilitators. I have experience facilitating circles with adult diversion, reentry and healing circles, and mentoring school staff in classroom circle use. I have worked with the Maine Department of Corrections Juvenile Services, Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center, Long Creek Youth Development Center, and Bates College students.
• I am a part of the RAND research project working with 13 schools toward whole school implementation.
Margaret works with the Restorative Justice Initiative at Long Creek Youth Development Center. The initiative is focuses on supporting youth to have a greater understanding of the impact of the harm they have caused, supporting their transition back to community and training staff and youth to utilize restorative processes to build community and resolve conflict.
Additionally, Margaret works with whole school implementation of restorative practices including RSU 13, Rockland and Bucksport Middle School, and as a trainer and coach with a RAND Corporation research grant. She is also a member of the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine a statewide collective of trainers offering workshops and support to schools throughout Maine.
Areas of Interest and Service
Consultation, facilitation and training
Margaret Micolichek has a Masters in Public Administration, and works as a consultant and trainer on Restorative Justice practices throughout the state of Maine. In 2005 she co-founded the Restorative Justice Project in Belfast where she worked for eight years with schools, juvenile diversion and prison reentry.