Instructor

Dawn Schantz has more than 30 years of experience in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system, from Juvenile Probation Officer to counselor with the IIRP model program, Community Service Foundation. In 2015, she became Pennsylvania’s Motivational Interviewing Consultant, responsible for overseeing the design, organization and coordination of the implementation of that practice in local jurisdictions across the Commonwealth. Besides being an Instructor with the IIRP, Ms. Schantz is also implementing Motivational Interviewing into its model restorative programs: schools, foster homes and evening reporting centers. She holds a Bachelor in Criminal Justice from Moravian College and a Master in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP.