Lorenn Walker is a Hawai’i based health educator and a restorative & peacemaking lawyer who uses public health and solution-focused approaches to address trauma and deal with social problems commonly addressed by legal and criminal justice systems.
She designs, implements, researches, writes and publishes on a variety of innovations including restorative practices and solution focused approaches. Her purpose is to improve the justice system and individuals’ access to justice. She has a special interest in helping disenfranchised people including foster youth, homeless people, crime victims, incarcerated people, people with substance abuse problems, loved ones of all affected, find what they need for healing.
Much of her research and work is conducted as director of Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, which she has worked with for over 20 years www.hawaiifriends.org. Since 1994, she has been a University of Hawai’i system lecturer teaching a variety of courses including ethics, criminal justice, public and personal speaking.