Online Resources


National

Domestic Violence Safe Dialogue
At DVSD, their mission is to stop the cycle of domestic violence by facilitating safe, supervised conversations between survivors and offenders who have never met before, which help both parties foster transformative change inside themselves and others.

Georgia State University’s Restorative Justice Clearing House
The Restorative Justice Clearing House at Georgia State University offers a list of all state restorative justice statutes and other resources.

Impact Justice Restorative Justice Project
Impact Justice Restorative Justice Project encourages constructive responses to wrongdoing. It brings those who have harmed, their victims, and affected community members into processes that repair harms and rebuild relationships. At its best, restorative justice produces consensus-based plans through face-to-face dialogues that meet victim-identified needs while supporting the positive development of those who’ve harmed. This can take many forms, most notably community conferencing models and circle processes.

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice  
NACRJ serves as the parent organization for the biannual National Conference on Restorative Justice and provides members with information and resources applicable to restorative and community justice theory and practice.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
NCCD is leading efforts to institutionalize restorative justice alternatives to juvenile and adult incarceration and zero-tolerance school discipline policies across California and the nation.

Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice
For additional resources related to implementing restorative justice on college and university campuses, see the work of David Karp at Skidmore College.

Student Peace Alliance
The Student Peace Alliance has compiled a list of resources including restorative justice success stories from individual schools and districts around the country

The Healing Justice Project
Healing Justice seeks to provide support, reconciliation, and recovery in cases involving exoneration. To that end, we host restorative justice events in exoneration cases and help organize the provision of direct support and services to the innocent, crime victims, and their families during and after exoneration.

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas, Austin
The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas School of Social Work seeks to build a national mindset that embraces restorative justice principles.  Its mission is to advance meaningful accountability, victim healing and community safety through the use of restorative justice solutions to repair the harm related to conflict, crime and victimization.

University of Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work provides scholarly research, instructional videos, training, program development consultation and more.


Schools

Minneasota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education website contains links to resources such as: activities for RJ trainers, an administrator's RP checklist, a restorative interventions toolkit for facilitators, videos and more.

Oakland Unified School District
Restorative Justice (RJ) is a set of principles and practices employed in the Oakland Unified School District to build community and respond to student misconduct, with the goals of repairing harm and restoring relationships between those impacted. The RJ program in OUSD pilots a three-tiered model of prevention/ intervention/ supported reentry in response to conflict/harm.

San Francisco Unified School District
In recognition of the need for an accelerated “culture shift” in the way SFUSD approaches solutions todisruptive student behavior and growing rates of suspensions, the Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 96-23A1.


Safer Saner Schools
The Safer Saner Schools' website offers insights on the whole-school change model for implementing restorative practices in schools, as well as a list of research and reports on its efficacy.

 

International

Prison Fellowship International’s Centre for Justice and Reconciliation
Prison Fellowship has compiled a comprehensive online database of articles and research on restorative justice organized by topic and area of interest.

Restorative Works
The Restorative Works Learning Network is a searchable website offering free educational content, news and announcements to help people become more knowledgeable and proficient in restorative practices.

The European Forum for Restorative Justice
The European Forum for Restorative Justice website includes a database of academic research reports.


Webinars
 

Nat'l Criminal Justice Association
This webinar provides some valuable statistics from RJ programs connected to the criminal justice system in different parts of the country, as well as RJ talking points for different actors within the system.

The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
In this webinar, presenters highlight restorative justice practices implemented at various points as effective tools in reducing disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The webinar also examines strategies - including Circles and Conferences - used in both rural and urban settings and explores how careful implementation of these strategies can help local DMC-reduction efforts.

The Center For Justice and Peace Building
Three staff members from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program talk about their work with Howard Zeher.


Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice
The Zehr Institute hosts a series of ongoing webinars with experts from around the world about many different aspects of restorative justice. All of the archives are available to view online.


Research and Reports
 

Chicago Public Schools Suspensions and Expulsions Reduction Project Update
Implementation of restorative practices is a crucial component of the Chicago Public Schools Suspensions and Expulsions Reduction Project.

Dignity in Schools Report
This case study compiled by the Dignity in Schools Campaign highlights the positive impact of restorative approaches to school discipline in four New York City public schools.

Justifying Restorative Justice
This paper compares the predominating Western theories of punishment - retributivism and utilitarianism - to the basic values of restorative justice.

Outcomes of a Restorative Circles Program in a High School Setting
This study uses qualitative interviews to identify the benefits and downsides associated with school-based restorative practices, from the perspective of both the adults and the students in an urban high school in Virginia where over 90% of students are African American and over 75% are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

Power in Partnerships: Building Connections at the Intersections of Racial Justice and LGBTQ Movements to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
This report is intended as a resource for all racial justice and LGBTQ groups seeking to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. It includes the latest information on how the school-to-prison pipeline affects youth of color and LGBTQ youth, and engages in a candid discussion of barriers to collaboration, while promoting best practices.

Restorative Justice: The Evidence
Restorative Justice: The Evidence is a comprehensive meta-analysis from several studies conducted in Australia, Canada, New Zealand the United Kingdom and the United States.  More recent meta-analyses are available upon request.

Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: A Research Review
The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center highlights the rigorous research and evaluation work that WestEd researchers are conducting in the areas of school safety, violence and crime prevention, juvenile and criminal justice, and public health. A primary goal of the Center is to become a trusted source of evidence on the effects of policies and programs in these areas.

Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: Practitioners' Perspectives
This report provides an overview of how educators are integrating restorative justice into their schools.