Source: (2003) Restorative Practices E-Forum. March 17.

This online article consists of an interview conducted by Laura Mirsky with Gina Gerard. The interview took place in 2002 at the International Institute for Restorative Practices’s Third International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices. Gina Gerard is program manager for the restorative justice program of Central City Neighborhoods Partnership (CCNP), located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. CCNP’s conferencing program has been in operation for more than five years. It addresses livability issues and crimes that affect the quality of life in this urban Minneapolis community. The interview covers such topics as the origin of the CCNP community conferencing program, how community conferencing works, the role of the community in the project, and outcomes from the program.

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