Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Lou Furman, R.D.T., M.F.A., is Director of Turning Point Partners, a nonprofit organization that uses restorative and strength-based philosophy and practices to promote healthy and secure communities. Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, he has established programs in alternative and charter schools, and works extensively with incarcerated youth and special populations. A Registered Drama Therapist, Furman can effectively use role-playing techniques to enhance his activities, especially in victim awareness programs and preparations for victim offender conferencing. In addition, he leads trainings in Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Justice for schools, courts and the general public.