Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey

Program Director
Consultant, Trainer, and Mediator

Linda Harvey began her career as a social worker in 1963 and as a community volunteer she has started numerous organizations to meet human needs. She has been a mediator for fifteen years in the areas of family and the workplace as well as in victim-offender cases dealing with homicide, religious sexual misconduct, embezzlement, community, and human rights cases. She is an active member of Association for Conflict Resolution and has served as co-chair of the Restorative and Criminal Justice Section.

Linda practices and provides training in traditional mediation, transformative mediation (one of 35 candidates to pilot nationally), and restorative justice. She has presented at numerous mediation workshops and she is a published writer in the field. In 2002 she was the fifth person inducted into the University of Kentucky Social Work Hall of Fame.

Linda works also as a project coordinator, consultant, trainer, and mediator for the Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance. She is a columnist and journalist for religious press and serves as Workshop Chair for Reconciliation Networks of the World and also as the Kentucky Coordinator for the African Fund for Relief and Education. For the Center, Linda is the Program Director of the Restorative Justice Council on Sexual Misconduct in Faith Communities. She makes her home in Lexington, Kentucky.