Dorothy Summers
Sarah Davis, Restorative Justice Facilitator

Dorothy Summers is a restorative justice facilitator and Youth Advocate Attorney at the Legal Rights Center. In her role, Dorothy facilitates restorative Family Group Conferences where youth and families identify and focus on their strengths as they develop a support and accountability plan to enable youth success. Dorothy has a strong commitment to serving disadvantaged individuals, youth advocacy, and empowerment. Originally from the Bronx, NY, Dorothy was the first member of her family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree in History from Binghamton University. Dorothy went on to join the New York City Teach for America Corps and taught early childhood education in the South Bronx and Special Education Kindergarten in West Harlem while earning a dual Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education.

Dorothy earned her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. At St. Thomas she served as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Community Liaison for the Black Law Student Association. Throughout law school Dorothy held different positions including: Law Clerk for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Student Advocate and Skills Coach at Venture Academy Middle School, Research Assistant for Dr. Artika Tyner, and Judicial Extern to the Honorable Tanya M. Bransford.