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Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Unit has substantial experience in the Greene County Treatment Courts, probation matters and diversion programs. This unit is mostly prosecutes probation violators, but works with the Director of Restorative Justice to proactively identify offenders who might qualify for diversion programs outside of the traditional criminal justice system. The Restorative Justice Unit Attorneys are:

Zachary McFarlandZachary McFarland First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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Zack graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Honors College from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), double majoring in Criminology and Sociology. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2008. Zack joined the Warrant Unit in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in November of 2012, reviewing felony and misdemeanor cases submitted by law enforcement, preparing investigative subpoenas, and reviewing search warrant applications.  In 2013, he moved to the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting driving while intoxicated offenses, minors in possession of alcohol, domestic violence, and Missouri Department of Revenue administrative license refusal hearings.  In 2015, Zack was assigned to represent the Prosecutor’s Office in the Greene County Treatment Courts. Also in 2015, Zack was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Major Crimes Unit and assigned to handle a drug distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking caseload.  Zack oversaw the office’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act cases, and the office’s United States Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement.  In January 2022, he was promoted to 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of the General Crimes Unit.  Zack is a licensed Missouri Department of Public Safety Specialist Instructor and teaches at the Springfield Police Academy.

Ashley TwibellAshley Twibell Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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Ashley Twibell joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2014. Ashley is originally from Kansas City and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas. In 2012, Ashley received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s office, Ashley worked at Legal Services of Southern Missouri here in Springfield. There, she primarily focused on family law cases and worked with the juvenile unit representing parents in abuse and neglect cases in Greene County. She also assisted with the Domestic Violence unit, aiding clients with obtaining orders of protection. Recently, Ashley was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Property/Fraud Unit. Prior to receiving this promotion, Ashley worked with the General Crimes Unit, where she managed various Associate Circuit Court Dockets and was the designated APA for all Greene County Traffic Bureau and Bad Check cases.