Source: Moscow: Public Centre for Legal and Judicial Reform. Downloaded 10 October 2002.

Tatiana Laisha is a psychologist, facilitator/mediator, and coordinator of restorative justice programs with the Nizhegorodsky regional affiliate of the Public Centre for Legal and Judicial Reform. As she writes, there are two main directions for the work of this regional affiliate. One is to introduce reconciliation programs in the town of Dzerzhinsk and in the Nizhegorodsky region. The other is to establish and develop an association of civic organizations and other groups for restorative justice in the Privolzhsky Federal District. Laisah sketches efforts of the Nizhegorodsky affiliate to accomplish both of these initiatives.