Carolyn has been facilitating restorative justice conferences for the past 3 years having qualified as a facilitator in 2010. She has a MA in Restorative Justice from the University of Hull and her dissertation focused on the use of RJ in the aftermath of the 2011 riots. She is now working in the criminal justice system, with schools and developing proposals for health providers. For the last 7 years she has been working in the education and schools sector undertaking research and delivering training as part of development and leadership programmes with major national education bodies. Previously, Carolyn spent 25 years in children’s services in a Local Authority, including holding senior management positions leading partnerships and change programmes. Within IARS, she has been working closely with the Greater Manchester Probation Trust to produce a strategy for using restorative justice in relation to street, gang and youth violence.