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The National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ) improves criminal justice policy and practice in the United States through supporting education, research, and training to further restorative approaches.

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. The NCORJ is 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.

Approach

We believe that how we do the work is just as important as the work we do.

More than a collection of processes, we see restorative justice as a broader paradigm shift and social movement with a central focus on connection, relationship, accountability, dignity, equity, access, healing, and community. We are committed to integrating these key tenets of restorative justice in all aspects of our work.

Mission, History & Partners