photo credit: Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Sally Swarthout Wolf

Sally has more than twenty years of experience as a restorative justice practitioner, trainer, speaker, and leader. She is the former Director of Ford County Probation and Court Services and the co-founder of the Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (IBARJ). As its first executive director, she worked and trained with many other prominent restorative justice practitioners and leaders across the country. She coordinated, planned, and led multiple statewide conferences that brought nationally known restorative justice leaders to Illinois. Sally soon became known for her restorative justice work throughout the state and nationally. When training, she often found punishment so much a part of the culture that it was better to tell stories of restorative justice successes than to speak only of theories and data. Now, in her retirement, Sally's mission is to share those stories. 

If you have a story you would like to share, please see the "Story Submissions" page to let Sally know. Her collaborations with those who are ready to share their experiences continues to grow, and she is excited to hear yours!

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