Dominic Barter collaborates in promoting sustainable, inclusive, adaptable responses to community needs. Over the last 25 years he has worked with marginalised communities, organisations, local and national governments, the UN and international agencies promoting cooperation and change, primarily in the areas of justice, education, governance, collaborative community finance and local self-determination. His innovations have inspired changes in 50 countries, from drug-gangs to corporations, in prisons, hospitals, churches, social movements, universities, police departments, militia, civil conflict and its aftermath, schools and public policy. In the mid-90s he collaborated in the development of Restorative Circles, a community- based and -owned practice for dynamic engagement with conflict that grew from conversations with residents in gang-controlled shantytown favelas in Rio de Janeiro. He adapted the practice for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice's national projects in Restorative Justice and supports its application around the world. In recent years he has supervised the mediation program for the Police Pacification Units in Rio and served as invited professor at the Standing Group for Consensual Methods of Conflict Resolution, at the High Court of Rio. A long time student and colleague of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Dominic served as Board President of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.