Kay Pranis will be coordinating “Circles” during the 3rd National Conference on Restorative Justice in June 2011. Kay Pranis is a national leader in restorative justice, specializing in peace making Circles. She served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003. Before that, she worked six years as the director of research services at the Citizen’s Council on Crime and Justice. She has written and presented papers on peace making Circles and restorative justice in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Since 1998, Kay has conducted Circle trainings in a diverse range of communities – from schools to prisons to work places to churches, from rural farm towns in Minnesota to Chicago’s South Side.