Wayne State University
Susan J. Butterwick


J.D., University of Toledo

Courses Taught

Practicum in Dispute Resolution


December 12, 2013
Susan J. Butterwick is the director of a new project in Washtenaw County -- a  Peacekeeping Court modeled on Native American tribal court traditions. The grant-funded court project is the first in Michigan sanctioned by the state. Peacemaking courts seek solutions that will repair the harm done from conflict in relationships, repair those relationships, and restore individuals involved to their communities or families. Types of cases suitable for the court might involve juvenile delinquency, domestic conflicts, eldercare issues or business disputes. The project is funded through a Michigan Supreme Court grant from the state's Court Performance Innovation Fund.

In The News

November 7, 2013
Susan J. Butterwick was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Healer of Controversy: New Peacemaking Court will help ease relationship conflicts." Butterwick is the director of the new court project.

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Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan