Marisol Ramírez Sánchez

Marisol Ramírez Sánchez has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator in restorative processes and in the use of alternative conflict resolution mechanisms. In Mexico, she has designed and implemented restorative justice programs with state prosecutor offices, state supreme courts, civil society organizations, and schools. She was also part of a strategic team that lobbied for the inclusion of restorative justice in federal level. She has also specialized in providing consulting support for the implementation of restorative justice in the penal code of several Mexican states. She has worked as a consultant providing assistance in mediation and restorative justice topics for USAID’s Security Support Program implemented by Management Systems International (MSI), as well as other USAID’s contractors such as TetraTech-DPK and Management Sciences for Development (MSD).  Ms. Ramírez earned a bachelor’s degree in law and social science from the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca and has a master’s degree in systemic family psychotherapy from Puebla’s Family and Couples Therapy Center. She is an authorized restorative practices instructor certified by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). She is a University of Virginia trained specialist in strategies for overcoming trauma and increasing resilience with victims affected by violence, as well as a certified facilitator in family conferences by the British Embassy.