Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman is the co-founder and owner of Ampersands Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Department Coordinator and Associate Professor California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Ackerman has dedicated her career to understanding everything she can about sexual offending, the impacts of sexual victimization, and restorative options for those impacted by sexual harm. She writes extensively on topics related to sexual violence and victimization in academic journals, books, and OpEds. Dr. Ackerman is an internationally sought after speaker and trainer, having given over over fifty national and international talks, including a TEDx Talk in 2018. Dr. Ackerman is a restorative justice facilitator, trainer and consultant whose cases focus exclusively on sexual harm.