Kara Beckman, MA, is a Researcher at the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development * Prevention Research Center. Kara’s training is in Conflict Transformation with an emphasis in Development and Peacebuilding. She has worked in public health programming and evaluation since 2002.
Ms. Beckman began evaluating and disseminating lessons learned about community- and school-based restorative justice practices in 2008. She also spends time developing her restorative impulse in community, enjoying time with family, watching her son play youth soccer and cheering on the Lynx and Gophers basketball teams.