the deepest way, Linda Harvey represents the essence
of our professionShe stands for goodness and justice.
Her goals are not material, rather, she aims to ensure
that people who are the most misunderstood, even the
most despised, have the opportunity to find their
dean, UK College of Social Work
2, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Linda
Harvey, executive director and founder of Transformation
House Inc. and a leader in the social work field for
more than 40 years, is the 2002 inductee into the
University of Kentucky College of Social Work Hall
deepest way, Linda Harvey represents the essence of
our profession," said Kay Hoffman, dean of the UK
College of Social Work. "She stands for goodness and
justice. Her goals are not material, rather, she aims
to ensure that people who are the most misunderstood,
even the most despised, have the opportunity to find
their own humanness. Linda believes that human beings
can change, in fact, can be transformed. If we had
only a few more people who had the sort of hope in
people that Linda possesses, the world would be a
far different place."
House is a Lexington-based, non-profit community mediation
organization established by Harvey in 1995, and has
mediated hundreds of civil and criminal cases.
is pioneering an effort in restorative justice for
violent crimes, which seeks to put a human face on
victims and offenders, and has been instrumental in
the formation of the Kentucky Restorative Justice
she co-founded the Mediation Center of Kentucky and
the Mediation Association of Kentucky. She serves
on a number of national mediation associations, including
the Association for Conflict Resolution, for which
she is chairperson of the Criminal Justice Section.
She has coordinated the Lexington Reconciliation activities
for the Lexington Commission on Race Relations for
the past four years.
is a member of the task force that established the
International Reconciliation Networks of the World
Conference, first held in England in 1997, then in
Louisville in 1998 and Boston in 2000. She is chairperson
of workshops for the 2003 conference scheduled for
career in volunteer mediating began in 1969 when she
founded the Mothers of Twins organization. Since that
time, she has founded or co-founded more 50 organizations
in the secular and religious arenas in Lexington and
Kentucky. Among those already named are Birthright
of Lexington, the Lexington Child Abuse Center (now
the Women's Center), Christians in Community Service
a weekly columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader
and writes for the Cross Roads, the newspaper of the
Catholic Diocese of Lexington. Harvey graduated from
UK in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in social work.
the fifth person to be inducted into the UK College
of Social Work Hall of Fame.