Brenda practices law in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in a small practice where she also provides mediation services. She has been active in the implementation of restorative justice practices in the Eastern Panhandle, including victim offender mediation and circle processes. Brenda presented several papers at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in Toronto in March, 2011 and is looking forward to conducting a workshop at the ACR conference in San Diego this fall. Brenda co-taught a course with ACR Past President, Michael Aloi at West Virginia University in the College of law in the fall of 2010. Her article on a search for restorative practices after the tragedy at Virginia Tech is scheduled for publication in a fall symposium issue addressing restorative justice published by the Washington University School of Law’s Journal of Law and Public Policy. Brenda is licensed to practice law in West Virginia and in the District of Columbia and is a certified mediator in Virginia and West Virginia. Brenda continues to enjoy spending time with her husband and three children.
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