Lindsey Pointer is a restorative practices facilitator, educator, and researcher currently living in Colorado. She is passionate about bringing the transformative impact of restorative practices to all areas of community life, and about designing and delivering educational experiences that are engaging, fun, promote deep conversations, and are in alignment with restorative values.
She is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington, examining the role of ritual in the restorative justice process. Her research is supported by Fulbright and a Rotary Global Grant. Lindsey also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Colorado College with a minor in Nonviolence in Theory and Practice.
Lindsey previously 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.
Teaching Restorative Practices through Games: An Experiential and Relational Restorative Pedagogy - The International Journal of Restorative Justice
Restorative Practices in Residence Halls at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Building a Restorative University - Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association
Understanding Transformational Space: An Analysis of Restorative Justice Conferences through Religious Studies Theoretical Lenses - Restorative Justice: An International Journal