Welcome to the home of CRI: Circle of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland.
Our mission is to serve as a statewide network to promote restorative principles, practices and initiatives for communities, organizations and individuals throughout Maryland.

The Circle of Restorative Initiatives for Maryland (CRI) Is pleased to announce that our bi-annual conference (Nov 6 and 7) has sold out!

We are tickled by the enthusiasm, and sorry to disappoint those who were hoping to attend but are not registered.

Please keep an eye out for our other events and our next conference in 2016!


Registration is Closed*

November 6 – 7, 2014

Maryland’s 5th Restorative Justice Conference

Expanded Conference!                       Sessions & Events offered Thursday and Friday!

Featured Speaker: Mara Schiff, Ph.D., Author of “Dignity, Disparity and Desistance: Can Restorative Justice Plug the ‘’School-to-Prison Pipeline’ and Minimize Disciplinary Disproportionality in Schools?”  Dr Schiff is a practitioner of Restorative Practices across several Florida county school districts, and she recently served as the “Restorative Justice Subject Matter Expert” at the School Justice Partnership Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., a join effort of the Departments of Justice and Education.

Featured Speaker: Lou Gieszl, Ph.D.  Lou is Maryland’s Assistant State Court Administrator for Programs.  He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore’s Master’s Degree Program on Negotiations and Conflict Management and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Department of Public Policy. Lou served for many years as Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).

Film and Panel: Fixing Juvie Justice” National Geographic’s Recent Documentary on Baltimore’s Community Conferencing Center’s Groundbreaking Partnership with the Juvenile Justice System and its New Zealand Maori Origins

*$100 per person if registered by June 30, 2014; $125 per person from July 1 - October 24, 2014; $140 from October 24 – November 6, 2014.  Registration Fee includes all activities for both days, including lunches. * If you are not on CRI’s e-mail distribution list, and wish to be notified when registration opens for this and other events, send request to be added to  kathyrockefeller@howardcc.edu