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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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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Training

We provide introductory restorative justice workshops for organizations seeking professional development to aid in criminal justice reform and to advance restorative principles and the restorative justice movement.

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Research

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

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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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Bring us in to work with your organization

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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