Jon Kidde is an independent consultant who has studied and applied restorative justice (RJ) theory for 20 years. He has played a critical role in the design, application, and enhancement of RJ within diverse settings. Jon founded Green Omega, L3C in 2008 as a more official vehicle for his work. He has provided recent consultation and assistance to Vermont government (Agency of Education, Office of the Attorney General, Center for Crime Victim Services, Department for Children & Families, Department of Health), schools, and other organizations (Reclaiming Futures, VT Association of Court Diversion Programs, Global Learning Partners, PH International, and more). Jon received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Colorado College and his Masters Degree from the School of Social Welfare at University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Ralph M. Kramer award for the outstanding Management and Planning student who excelled in their course work, fieldwork, and research. Jon moved to Vermont in 2008 and was introduced to Dialogue Education (DE) while leading an enhancement initiative with Vermont’s Court Diversion programs. An intentional application of DE principle continually enhances his work and effectively honors and engages the wisdom of those he works with. He became a Certified DE Teacher in 2014.