Kay Pranis is a leader and trainer in restorative justice, specializing in peacemaking circles. She served as the restorative justice planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003. Since 1998, Kay has developed and conducted circles training not only in the justice system, but also in education, faith communities, social services and neighbourhood settings.
Kay has written extensively on restorative justice and the peacemaking Circle process. She co-authored Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community and is author of The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005).
Most recently Kay collaborated with Jennifer Ball and Wayne Caldwell to write the book Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning (Living Justice Press, 2010).