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Dina Thompson | Executive Director, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition
Dina is the executive director and founding member of Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition and serves as an adjunct professor of Restorative Practice at University at Buffalo, Department of Social Work. She holds a Master certificate and licenses in restorative practice from the International Institute of Restorative Practices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As a restorative practice practitioner, Dina successfully implemented restorative practices at K-8 building in Buffalo as the family & community outreach and in-school suspension coordinator. Thereby, reducing negative responses to misbehavior and increasing positive parent involvement in school. She has trained over forty schools and hundreds of community members in restorative practices. Through collaboration with other community-based organizations and the Buffalo Police Department, Dina supports four regional practice sessions for restorative justice practitioners and has coordinated Restorative Justice Day in Buffalo for the past four years.