Improving criminal justice policy and practice in the United States

Who we are

The National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ) is a partnership between Vermont Law and Graduate School, the University of Vermont, the University of San Diego, and the U.S. Office of Justice Programs. We are funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to educate and train the next generation of justice leaders and to support and lead research focusing on restorative justice and addressing social inequities to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

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Higher Education

We create change through promoting restorative justice education in undergraduate, graduate, and law programs, and using a restorative pedagogical approach to teaching.

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Public Education

We provide restorative justice education and training for criminal justice system actors and the general public.

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We launched the Restorative Justice Research Community (RJRC), an interdisciplinary academic community where researchers and scholars find collaboration, support, and inspiration.

How to get involved

Want to know more? Here are some ways to connect with the National Center on Restorative Justice and the work that we do.

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Learn how the NCORJ is providing learning opportunities and resources to advance restorative principles and the restorative justice movement. 

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Attend an upcoming event or watch a video of our past events

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Find collaboration, support, and inspiration