Restorative Way 

Restorative Way was founded 20 years ago by Dr. Will Bledsoe to advance and extend restorative methods of resolving conflict and responding to trauma. Since 2001, Restorative Way has trained thousands of parents, educators, and other professionals to resolve conflict with dignity, accountability, and compassion. 

Restorative Way programs have been implemented in schools, workplaces, and the justice system.


Will Bledsoe

Has been called a pioneer for his advancement of Restorative Communication and his approach to implementing trauma-responsive restorative practices in workplaces, the justice system, educational institutions, and families.

Will has been an adjunct professor, researcher, restorative justice program director, trainer, and organizational consultant, He has received national and international recognition for his work.

Ben Emery

Ben has dedicated the past fifteen years to advancing restorative practices in Brazil, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States. His more recent work involved facilitating Grief Structures in Europe.

Ben is a veteran restorative facilitator of encounters in response to serious conflicts, and a seasoned restorative practices program coordinator.