Robert Spicer, Ph.D. - Restorative Strategies, LLC

 Experience using Circles in many fields /

Aspirational Justice author and subject matter expert Robert Spicer presents his global scale philosophy for healing and reconciliation. With a solutions-based approach, this method of aspirational justice for African Americans focuses on three areas of concentration: our shared suffering, triumphs, and healing.

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Circle Experience

I have had experiences with Circle in a variety of ways which include in elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary schools, Juvenile Justice system and the protestant and Catholic church.

I have applied in schools as the Culture and Climate Specialist, as a pastor in a local Mennonite church and in my own home and community as a trainer.

I have worked with the following groups doing Circles:

  • Community Justice for Youth Institute
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Peoria School District
  • Gamaliel Western New York
  • Community Renewal Society
  • Public Allies–Chicago

Areas of Interest and Service

Restorative Strategies LLC ‘s mission is to build capacity nationally around the practices of restorative justice. Dr. Robert A. Spicer is the CEO and lead trainer on School Culture, Climate and Restorative Practices. Restorative Strategies, LLC has also performed training with law enforcement on Restorative Policing Strategies and community-based organizations looking to bring Restorative Practices into their communities.


Robert is a national trainer and speaker on restorative justice practices.

Prior to working at Community Justice for Youth Institute, Robert worked at Christian Fenger High School, first as the Chief Dean of Discipline, Restorative Justice and Code Switching, and then as the Culture and Climate Coordinator, where he effectively implemented restorative justice practices to sustain a safe and stable school climate.

Robert received President Obama’s National Volunteer Service Award in 2013, and his work was featured in the eight part docudrama “ChicagoLand.”

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