Pam Cytrynbaum

Restorative Justice Manager

Ms. Cytrynbaum is a longtime restorative justice circle keeper and facilitator in Evanston, a veteran investigative journalist and educator. As Restorative Justice Manager, she offers community-building circle keeping; provides training, support and coaching to entities interested in employing restorative practices within their work; and direct advocacy efforts to promote the adoption of restorative justice practices within public institutions, including the criminal justice system. She works with community-based organizations, schools, court officials, as well as parents and youth to introduce and support restorative practices. She offers informational sessions and trainings for schools, parents, and community members on the philosophy, practice of restorative justice, and models of implementation. She manages fellows and volunteers in championing restorative justice initiatives. Ms. Cytrynbaum has led circles and trainings throughout District 65 schools and co-facilitated victim-offender conferences, community circles and trainings with the Evanston Police Department. As an investigative journalist she served as Senior Editor for Injustice Watch, executive director of the Chicago Innocence Center, associate director of the Justice Brandeis Law Project at Brandeis University, and as a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune. She taught at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a proud “Kit-Cat,” having graduated from Evanston Township High School (Wildkits) and Northwestern University (Wildcats).