Judge Triggiano leaving Milwaukee County bench, named director of Marquette's Andrew Center for Restorative Justice.

Byline: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF

Mary Triggiano, chief judge for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, has been named director of Marquette University Law School's Andrew Center for Restorative Justice, Marquette President Michael Lovell announced on Wednesday.

Triggiano, who has served as a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County since 2004, will step down from the bench and begin her new role at a date to be announced in 2023.

"Marquette University is blessed to welcome Chief Judge Mary Triggiano as the director of the Law School's Andrew Center for Restorative Justice," Lovell said in a statement. "Mary's commitment to trauma-informed care in the justice system and her advocacy to support victims and communities in healing from the effects of crime are impressive and transformational. She is a respected leader whose talents and personal values align precisely with the mission of the Andrew Center, continuing the Hon. Janine Geske's work to foster restorative justice in our communities."

Marquette University established the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice in December 2021 with the support of a $5 million endowment gift from alumni couple Louis and Suzanne Bouquet Andrew. The Andrew Center serves as a central hub for educating students on restorative justice and how to use its approaches at the local, national, and international levels. The center also supports faculty research and enhances the teaching of restorative justice in the broader community.

As Andrew Center director, Triggiano will continue the work of the inaugural director, Justice Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and Marquette trustee, who will continue to serve in an advisory role.

"Serving as a judge has been an extraordinary privilege, and I consider the opportunity to lead the new Andrew Center for Restorative Justice to be an incredible honor," Triggiano said in a statement. "The mission of the Andrew Center presents a unique opportunity for me to use my passion for restorative justice to build upon the work of Justice Geske and to support the growth of this extraordinary program at Marquette Law School. I cannot think of another position for which I would be willing to leave the bench."

Restorative justice encompasses a variety of approaches whereby judges, lawyers and others can help support victims and communities in the process of healing from the effects of crime. It characteristically uses professionally guided civil dialogue, and its...

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