Restorative Practices Director
Valoree Hanson integrates her passion for conflict transformation by helping educators, organizations, and community members learn about and utilize Restorative Practices. With a J.D. from NCCU School of Law, Val has trained and facilitated across North Carolina, including restorative justice processes for District Superior Court, Juvenile Justice, schools, community organizations, law enforcement, and self-referred clients. She has mediated more than five hundred District Court cases, Medicaid appeals, youth conflict, and community referrals. She teaches a class on Restorative Justice for the Department of Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Val has trained more than a thousand K-12 teachers and administrators in restorative practices. She facilitates with community organizations and groups including men incarcerated for life and on death row, international Rotary Peace Fellows, school resource officers, social justice collaboratives, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. She especially enjoys collaborating with those curious about revealing connection across difference.
(919) 929-8800, ext. 17