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Public information sessions on Restorative Justice coming Tuesday

Aug 17, 2018 08:30AM ● By Editor

From Cook County Higher Education - August 17, 2018

Ted Lewis of the Center for Peacemaking and Restorative Justice will be hosting public information session at Cook County Higher Education on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at !2 noon and 5pm.

Mr. Lewis will be addressing such questions as what is Restorative Justice? Who is CCRJ? How can I become involved? What is the time commitment?

You can register by following this link to the Cook County Higher Education website.  Register online.  Or call 218-387-3411

About the Instructor:


Ted Lewis Ted Lewis headshot

Ted Lewis has been a consultant with the Center since the summer of 2013. Since 1996 he has done a variety of work in the fields of restorative justice and conflict resolution, including work as a practitioner, program manager, trainer, writer, director, and consultant. Most of this work has been done through and for nonprofit organizations that have partnered with government agencies.

As a Consultant, Ted's current work for the center includes providing new content for the website, creating training and program management manuals for agencies that have contracted for services with the center, writing procedural protocols based on best-practices in the field, assisting with co-authorship projects taken on by the center, co-presenting at center-sponsored trainings, and writing content for the website.

From 2009 to 2013 Ted was Executive Director for Barron County Restorative Justice Programs in Wisconsin, a program of Goodwill North Central Wisconsin, overseeing a staff of nine for comprehensive restorative programming. From 2000 to 2009 he was Program Manager for the Center for Dialogue and Resolution (formerly Community Mediation Services) in Eugene, Oregon, where he oversaw programming in both dispute mediation and restorative justice. He still leads an annual 16-hour training in victim offender mediation for Oregon programs every spring. Prior to that Ted was the first program manager for the VORP of Central Kansas (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program) which was modeled after the original restorative justice programs that started in the late 70s and early 80s. He received a master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Given his dual-background in mediation and restorative justice, Ted has adapted both intervention and prevention work for faith-based church communities. In Oregon he provided mediation and reconciliation services through the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. He currently does workshops for churches that emphasize healing and growth in the context of relational hurts. His website: www.restorativetrainer.comprovides more info.

Ted currently serves on the Advisory Council as well as the Communications Committee for the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice). A top passion of his is to document and share stories of positive restorative dialogue processes. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Contact Ted at [email protected]


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