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Dr. Mara Schiff

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Dr. Mara Schiff is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, President of PeaceWorks Consulting, Inc., and a founding member of the Board of Directors for National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). She specializes in restorative justice and has completed two edited and one co-authored books on restorative justice (Juvenile Justice and Restorative Justice: Building Theory and Policy from Practice with Dr. Gordon Bazemore; Willan Publishers, 2005) as well as numerous academic journal articles and book chapters. She has received multiple evaluation and training grants from national and local organizations including the National Institute of Justice and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other national and local organizations. Dr. Schiff speaks regularly on restorative justice at national and international events, and is currently working on an edited volume addressing restorative justice, race and racism.  Dr. Schiff has had over 30 years experience in criminal and juvenile justice research, planning, evaluation, training and teaching, focusing on restorative community and justice for the last two decades.