Judge Mark A. Ingram served as a Magistrate Judge in the State of Idaho for twenty-one years prior to his retirement in 2022. Early on in his judicial career, Mark recognized that the standard court responses to criminal behavior, child welfare cases, domestic relations, and behavioral health issues were largely ineffective and did little to address the root causes for the social ills on display in his courtrooms. That recognition ultimately led him to the IIRP and restorative practices. Mark successfully advocated for IIRP-based training for probation officers, social workers, clinicians, and educators throughout Idaho. He served as the Statewide Juvenile Justice Judge for the Administrative Office of the Idaho Supreme Court, the chair of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and the chair of the Idaho Juvenile Training Council. In retirement, Mark continues to advocate for restorative practices in his home state and to facilitate circles and conferences.

Mark received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.