Adult criminal cases, juvenile cases, schools/classrooms, teacher training/inservice.
Circle applications: resolution of adult and juvenile cases, sentencing Circles, re-entry Circles, Circles of understanding, talking Circles, problem-solving Circles.
Have been affiliated doing Circles with the District Court in Taos, New Mexico, and also a loose association of voluteers in Taos, NM.
Areas of Interest and Service: Circle-keeping assistance in training (although I would not take a lead role as trainer).
Retired District Judge, Taos, NM – Former Public Defender, Taos, NM
After years of involvement with criminal and juvenile justice, and seeing the application of Circle process to other contexts, I have been passionate about Circles and restorative practices. I have received training through conferences (IIRP, Colorado consortium), on the ground experience in Circles, three-day Circle process training by Kay Pranis, and as assistant trainer/facilitator with Thom Allena, a nationally known restorative justice practitioner and author.