Lindsey Pointer is a restorative practices facilitator, trainer and researcher from Colorado. She is currently working on a PhD in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington, examining the role of ritual in restorative justice. Her research is supported by Fulbright and a Rotary Global Grant. In addition to her studies, Lindsey works as a restorative practices trainer and facilitator on campus.
Before coming to New Zealand, Lindsey worked with Longmont Community Justice Partnership in Colorado as the Community Restorative Justice Bilingual Program Manager. Her role involved training volunteers, police, students, and community partners in restorative practices.
Lindsey frequently presents at conferences and enjoys any opportunity to share her passion for restorative practices. Lindsey's website, www.LindseyPointer.com is a collection of case studies, articles, and interviews that delve into the benefits and challenges of restorative practices. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (US).
Lindsey loves spending time in the mountains, being with family and friends, creative writing, painting, traveling, reading, and listening to podcasts. She is grateful every day to be doing work she loves and to be part of a movement towards peaceful reconciliation and the formation of more connected and caring communities.