Lamont Fondern was introduced to the restorative community in 1998. Over the years, he has been mentored and trained by judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law enforcement and community volunteers. He has also helped trained correction officers and has been qualified as a neutral in alternative dispute. LaMont has been with Family Innocence for several years as a member of the advisory board and volunteer board member, and has helped shape and influence the organization to incorporate restorative justice and restorative circles as a platform.
Lamont’s journey has allowed him to sit in on family circles in and out of various institutions. Over the years, LaMont has participated in advocacy and various restorative circle trainings with Family Innocence and other organizations.
LaMont is trained in transformative mediation with Simon Mediation in association with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc.
Lamont says that restorative circles, justice and mediation is what he lives for.