Barry D. Stuart

Barry D. Stuart

For the past 35 years, Barry’s work has focused on resolving conflicts and improving the decision-making processes in both the public and private sector. He has worked in a wide range of many challenging settings to develop skills and processes to engage conflict in ways that generate innovative solutions and build effective relationships. He is internationally known through his training, teaching, writings and involvement as a mediator, negotiator and facilitator.

Barry’s principal interest lies in creating safe places for people to engage in the difficult dialogues needed to move through seemingly intractable differences.

He has worked in several communities in Canada, the United States and in third world countries to develop community and restorative justice processes as an integral part of enhancing community well-being and sustainability.

Curriculum Vitae

—Chief Judge, Yukon (retired) —Principal Partner, CSE Consulting Group —Associate, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue —Adjunct Professor, Criminology

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  • Pranis, K., Stuart, B., Wedge, M. 2003. Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community. Living Justice Press 2003, St. Paul, MN.
  • Stuart, B. Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts. Edited by: Bell, Catherine Edith, 1961; Kahane, David Joshua, 1962. UBC Press 2004, 392 pp.
  • Stuart, B. Building Community Justice Partnerships: Community Peacemaking Circles. Attorney General of Canada, 1977.

Selected Papers/ Articles

  • R. V. Jacob 2002 YKTC 15. Canadian Legal Information Institute, 29 pp. 1996. Sentencing Circles. Restorative Justice Fact Sheet, US Department of Justice, 2002.
  • Guiding Principles for Working Together to Build Restoration and Reconciliation. September 14, 1999.
  • Key Differences: Courts and Community Sentencing Circles. 1998.
  • Circle Sentencing in Canada: A Partnership of the Community and the Criminal Justice System. 1996.
  • Key Differences: Courts and Community Sentencing Circles. June 2, 1996.
  • Sentencing Circles… Making “Real Differences”. Draft: February 1, 1996.
  • Circles Into Squares Systems: Can Community Processes be Partnered with the Formal Justice System? Draft: May 1, 1995 and November 1995.
  • Circle Sentencing: Mediation and Consensus – “Turning Swords Into Ploughshares”. Draft: May 1, 1995.
  • Objectives of Circle Sentencing. Notes from Quebec Congress, 1993.
  • Community-Based Justice Initiatives: An Overview. Notes from SPIDR Conference, Toronto, ON, October 1993.
  • Sentencing: Environmental Law and Practice. Materials by Judge R. Bourassa and Judge B. Stuart for Continuing Legal Education, October 1983.
  • The Young Offenders Act: The Wonderful World of Section 56. For: Judges Seminar, Ottawa, ON, February 1983.

Barry’s Partner Glenn Sigurdson