Schoene Mahmood

Program Manager, Restorative Justice Project

Ms. Schoene Mahmood brings 16 years of experience with Restorative Justice Practices at LMU. Schoene currently serves as the Program Manager of the Restorative Justice Project to develop RJP curriculum and provide educational trainings that include on-going skill-building workshops for K-12 school community members. Extending the reach to higher-education stakeholders, she is partnering with the LMU Office of Student Affairs to implement Restorative Practices campus-wide at LMU. Most recently, LMU CURes was awarded a grant to establish the Southern California Restorative Justice Consortium. Schoene is overseeing the So Cal Consortium which aims to educate future generations of RJ leaders for scholarship, practice, and implementation, and create a regional model that can be replicated nationwide.

Before joining CURes, Schoene facilitated Community Conferences for 400+ juvenile expulsion, arrest, and court-diversion cases referred by the Maryland State Attorney office, the Department of Juvenile Services, the Baltimore City Police Department, and Baltimore City schools while working at the Community Conferencing Center. Her training is informed by Dr. Lauren Abramson, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute; Dr. Beverly Title, author and co-founder of Longmont Community Justice partnership; and Kay Pranis, national leader in Peacemaking Circles. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2011, Schoene has facilitated 300+ Restorative Conferences.