Mary Hallinan is a restorative justice advocate and practitioner residing in Kettering, OH. For the past ten years, along with members of the Queen of Apostles Faith Community, Mary has led a weekly healing circle in the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, OH. The program is a recipient of the Cincinnati Archdiocesan Sister Dorothy Stang Award. The group also facilitated circles for women who had been released from jail and returned to the community and supports women who have moved from jail to prison.
Mary received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Toledo. She practiced law in government, non-profit, corporate, and educational settings. She was a trial lawyer in private practice. Mary received an MSE in counseling from the University of Dayton, where she also studied theology. Mary holds numerous post-graduate certifications in somatic psychotherapy and is currently in private practice as a somatic psychotherapist and spiritual director.