Restorative Justice Month 2023

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During Restorative Justice Month in November 2023, the National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ) will host a range of offerings aimed at building greater understanding and awareness of restorative justice. These offerings will include webinars and short videos, the release of key research publications, and posts highlighting the restorative justice programs map developed in collaboration with the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice.


National Restorative Coaching Program

Date: November 28, 2023, 3:00-4:15pm ET
Overview: The National Center on Restorative Justice’s (NCORJ) coaching program provides restorative justice practitioners with individualized support in restorative skills, frameworks, and programmatic implementation. One-on-one coaching is delivered by restorative justice leaders who have a depth of experience from a wide range of restorative justice contexts. As a continuation of formal training, coaching aims to deepen the innate capabilities and confidence of practitioners nationwide. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to hear from coaches and restorative justice practitioners who are receiving coaching about the program and its impact and learn about opportunities to get involved.

This is a flyer for the Webinar Series Restorative Justice in the Criminal Legal System. November 16, 2022 Restorative Justice in the Criminal Legal System February 22, 2023 Restorative Justice for Violence Prevention and Intervention April 26, 2023 Restorative Justice for Police May 31, 2023 Restorative Justice for Reintegration and Reentry June 28, 2023 Restorative Justice for Prosecutors August 30, 2023 Restorative Justice for Judges October 25 2023 Restorative Justice in the Carceral System November 15 2023 Victim-Offender Dialogue in the Criminal Legal System At the bottom of the image text that reads Register and View Webinar Recordings Here:

During 2023, the NCORJ hosted a webinar series titled Restorative Justice in the Criminal Legal System. The series invited legal scholars, restorative justice practitioners, and system actors into conversation about restorative justice applications in different criminal legal contexts.

Video Series: A Day in the Life

Meet four restorative justice practitioners from various walks of life as they invite us into a day of their life to witness the positive impacts that restorative justice approaches can have on a diverse range of individuals and communities.

New episodes will be released on Fridays throughout the month of November 2023. Check back here or the NCORJ YouTube Channel!

The Restorative Lens Podcast Series 2

This series of the Restorative Lens Podcast centers on interviews with some of the facilitators from the recent NCORJ co-sponsored institute focusing on Equitable Systems Design for Restorative Justice. During the institute’s breakout sessions, there was an opportunity for participants to engage collectively and critically around key themes such as procedural fairness, access bias and decision-making, cultural competency, research and evaluation, policy and advocacy, and program implementation and fidelity. These interview conversations will create the opportunity to highlight some of the insights, reflections, and continued questions that came out of these discussions as well as explore opportunities to address these disparities within restorative justice equitable systems design moving forward.

New episodes of The Restorative Lens podcast will be released on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of November 2023, beginning on November 7th. Check back here or wherever you listen to podcasts!

2023 Annotated Bibliography

As part of Restorative Justice Month 2023, the National Center on Restorative Justice is excited to share a new resource to help support research to advance restorative justice. This resource includes an annotated bibliography of empirical studies on restorative justice in the context of the U.S. criminal legal system, published in English in the years 2000 – 2023. Empirical studies are those that include direct observations or measurement of restorative justice practices and programs. This list includes peer-reviewed sources, such as scholarly research publications, as well as non-peer reviewed or grey literature sources such as program evaluations, agency reports, and summaries from grant-funded RJ activities.

Map of Restorative Justice Programs

Restorative Justice Map and Directory Now Live
Submit your entry to be included on the map and directory by going to

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ), in collaboration with National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ), hosts this map of organizations, education institutions, and other entities across the United States that offer restorative justice services and resources. This project is an extension of previous work conducted in recent decades by several groups who were interested in creating a directory and map to identify and connect restorative justice practitioners and entities across the country.

This map is not intended to be an endorsement by NACRJ or its collaborative partners for any particular organization or entity. Rather, the map is intended to serve as a resource and directory to support professionals, community members, researchers, and others interested in restorative justice in drawing connections to others pursuing this work.