A Diversion Toolkit for Communities

Sharing Experience, Shifting the Paradigm The Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice partners with communities across the nation to address harm through dialogue among those most impacted. We work to shift the paradigm from seeing crime as a violation of the law to understanding crime as harm that requires individual, interpersonal, community, and system-wide accountability […]

The Road to Repair: Restorative Justice in the Aftermath of Serious Violence and Harm

A panel of restorative justice and community-based practitioners share the models they apply to support those responsible for violence in their accountability, and those who have survived in their healing and resilience. Presenters describe values, tensions, and possibilities of this work in the context of the criminal legal system and its intersections with racial justice […]

Webinar: Transforming Violence: Restorative Justice, Violent Crime, and an end to Mass Incarceration

Sered will discuss the use of restorative justice in cases of serious violent crime such as robbery and assault. Common Justice, the organization she leads, operates a restorative justice program that serves as an alternative to prison in the adult criminal justice system. Sered proposes that responses to violence should be survivor-centered, accountability-based, safety-driven, and racially equitable. She […]

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, founded in autumn 2012, is a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. The Zehr Institute advocates for restorative justice as a social movement, and is also a convener of spaces where knowledge about restorative justice practices and programs can be shared among practitioners […]