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Below is a list of presenters for the 2018 International Restorative Justice Conference.

International Restorative Justice Conference Presenters

Keynote Speakers

Sujatha Baliga, Keynote Speaker
Director of the Restorative Justice Project, Impact Justice
Gale Burford
Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Vermont
Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Restorative Justice, Vermont Law School
Donna Coker, Keynote
Professor of Law, University of Miami
Kathleen Falk
Adjunct Faculty

Expertise: Environmental Advocacy

Adam Foss, Keynote Speaker
Founder and President, Prosecutor Impact
Former Assistant District Attorney, Juvenile Division, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO)
Leigh Goodmark, International Restorative Justice Conference
Professor of Law, University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law
Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Jennifer Llewellyn
Director, Restorative International Learning Community
Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Professor Robert Sand
Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform
Professor of Law

Expertise: Criminal Law and Procedure; Restorative Justice

Guest Speakers

Professor and Moot Court Faculty Advisor, New York Law School
Director of Research, New York University’s Center on Violence and Recovery
Research Associate Professor, New York University's Silver School of Social Work
Katie Beal, Guest Speaker
Headteacher, Craven Primary School
Restorative Justice Coach, SEEDS Community Resolution Center
Lynn Branham, Guest Speaker
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Saint Louis University School of Law
Founding Director, Restorative Justice Initiative
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Applied Social and Community Psychology Program, North Carolina State University
Principal, Champlain Elementary School
N. Bruce Duthu, VLS Guest Speaker
Samson Occom Professor, Dartmouth College
Restorative Justice Practitioner, Berkeley High School
Manager Emotional Wellbeing Team & Restorative Practice Lead for Behaviour, HCAT
Joanne Faulkner, Guest Speaker
Family Project Lead, Hull Centre for Restorative Practice
Susan Herman, Guest Speaker
Deputy Commissioner, Collaborative Policing
Executive Director, Lamoille Restorative Center
Professor of Sociology, Skidmore College
Director, Project on Restorative Justice, Skidmore College
Consultant, Restorative Justice, School Discipline and Juvenile Justice Reform
Research Assistant, PhD Candidate, North Carolina State University
Teaching Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Estelle MacDonald
CEO, Hull Collaborative Teaching School
Senior Research Associate, Center for Court Innovation (CCI)
Professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
Executive Director of New York University’s Center on Violence and Recovery
Melissa Milner, Guest Speaker
Co-founder, Hull Collaborative Academy Trust
Community & Restorative Justice Executive, Vermont Department of Corrections
Paul Nixon
Chief Social Worker/Director Professional Practice, Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki
Sean Nolon
Professor of Law

Expertise: Civil Procedure; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Land Use Law; Environmental Law; Mediation; Negotiation; Constitutional Law; Arbitration

Holly Northam, Guest Speaker
Senior Lecturer, University of Canberra
Bess O'Brien, Guest Speaker
True Nature Teaching
Restorative Programs and VT Pretrial Operations Director, Lamoille Restorative Center
Joan Pennell, Keynote Speaker
Founding Director, Center for Family and Community Engagement
Professor of Social Work, North Carolina State University
Director of Restorative Practices, Center of Court Innovation
Coordinator, Researcher and Educator, Restorative Justice Center at University of California, Berkeley
Saleem Tariq
Deputy Director, Children's Services in Leeds
Assistant Attorney General, State of Vermont
Director, Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit
Kaaren Williamsen, PhD, Guest Speaker
Co-Chair, Campus PRISM
Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, University of Michigan
Community and Restorative Justice Director, Vermont Department of Corrections