Matt Zernhelt is the Executive Director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore. The Community Conferencing Center is a restorative justice organiization that provides processes for people to collectively and effectively prevent and resolve conflicts and crime. Formerly, Matt worked at Maryland Legal Aid, with a focus on direct client representation. He has successfully practiced in both Maryland’s Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals. He is also a co-founder of Baltimore Action Legal Team, an organization that provides legal support to local community organizations leading the movement for race equity in Baltimore. Matt is on the advisory board of Baltimore Youth Arts, and a member of the Leadership Council of the Open Society Institute- Baltimore.