Photo by Joe Mielke at THS graduation 2012.

Lee Copenhagen, MSW, LCSW, PPSC, PI has worked with kids and communities for over thirty years. His employment experience has ranged from teaching at progressive pre-schools to counseling at restrictive detention ce nters. He has held positions in juvenile law enforcement and probation, taught at community colleges and police aca demies, and led advanced seminars on crime prevention and restorative justice. Lee has also administered over a million dollars of state criminal justice grants and continues to write grants for local non-profits and government agencies. His volunteer work included board memberships on youth agencies, a sexual assault task force, a victim advocacy board, a juvenile justice commission, a community corrections and a jail expansion assessment team. Lee is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys supervising interns and practice as a child and family therapst.

In 2001, Lee started to provide juvenile justice professionals and students with community and restorative justice web resources, training, and policy analysis. Over the past ten years Lee has offered training workshops in restorative discipline, peacemaking circles, family group conferencing and Victim/Offender Mediation Dialog. He is a member of the OJJDP & NIC Balanced and Restorative Justice Training Network and the Victim Offender Mediation Association. He is also an active member of California Association of School Social Workers Bay Area Chapter, and the Bay Area Coalition for Play. He also holds memberships in NASW, ASCA, APPA, and Murder Victims Families for Human Rights.

Lee is currently working as a counselor/social worker at Tennyson High School in Hayward. This school year he has been instumental in introducing restorative discipline to Tennyson and has held over 40 circles this year. Lee has also been invited to present his new class; Restorative Justice Through Family Group Conferencing and Peacemaking Circles at the 2013 NASW-CA Annual Conference in October.

He can be reached in Oakland, California at by the link here to email, Facebook, or cell phone at 510-520-7299.


updated April 10, 2013