Restoring Community


Suzanne Petersen has worked as a mental health counselor for over 30 years in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health, crisis response, employee assistance, and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health. As the Supervisor of Student Support Services in Loudoun County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, she was responsible for the implementation of restorative practices for a large school district — she coordinated and delivered trainings for teachers and staff and conducted hundreds of restorative circles and conferences. In addition to her role as an instructor with the IIRP, Ms. Petersen provides consultation and coaching on the full continuum of restorative practices to schools, churches and community organizations.