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.
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 holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Colorado College. Her thesis examined restorative justice conferences through religious studies theoretical lenses. During her time at Colorado College, Lindsey worked as a Residential Advisor and implemented restorative practices in her residential hall. She also trained fellow Residential Life staff in how to use restorative justice in the university context. Lindsey has provided similar training for the Residential Advisors and Hall Managers at Victoria University of Wellington.
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.
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