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Elizabeth Vastine

As a restorative practitioner, facilitator, and trainer, Elizabeth assists families, communities and organizations in improving communication and strengthening relationships in an effort to move forward. Since 2001, Elizabeth has been a member of teams responsible for the development and implementation of restorative programs that support youth and families throughout Cook County. Elizabeth has been active in the conflict resolution community through her service and participation on many boards and as facilitator at national and international conferences. Her speaking engagements have taken her to the United Kingdom, Australia, Hungary, Canada and throughout the United States. She has written and contributed to articles focusing on restorative circles supporting families with problem solving, decision making and extrication from the court system. Elizabeth has instructed a family law course at DePaul School of Continuing and Professional Studies as well as co-instructed juvenile justice and restorative practices courses at DePaul College of Law. Elizabeth received her JD from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and her BA with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.​