Lauren Trout is a Senior Program Associate for the Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities team at WestEd, leading restorative practices work. Trout provides training, coaching, and technical support to schools and communities, focusing on equity, climate, culture, harm prevention, and sustainable change.

As a restorative justice practitioner, Trout integrates trauma-informed practice, social-emotional well-being, and relationship-centered learning into organizational culture. Using restorative justice and critical pedagogies, Trout transforms systems of power to create inclusive, safe, and culturally responsive environments.

Previously, Trout led restorative justice programs for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office and Public School System in Louisiana, facilitating victim-offender dialogues and overseeing school district implementation. With over a decade of experience, Trout has worked with youth, communities, and systems at local and national levels.

Trout holds a BA in political science and international studies from Saint Louis University and resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.