Executive Director of Offender/Victim Ministries, Newton, KS
Since returning to the U.S. following my term with Restorative Justice Ireland Network in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I have been working as Executive Director of Offender/Victim Ministries in Newton, Kansas. We are a restorative justice organization that has been in operation since 1972. We have been practicing victim-offender conferencing since 1983.
My primary responsibilities are not too different from any non-profit director: fundraising, communicating with constituents, managing personnel, writing grants, etc. I also participate in facilitating the victim-offender conferences as one of our primary facilitators. In addition to conferencing, we offer a program for shoplifters, prison visitation, prison arts, anger management and victim support.