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We advance community and restorative justice as a social movement by serving people and organizations committed to building community and addressing harm. NACRJ provides guidance and support to establish high quality practices with fidelity to restorative principles.
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) employs principles of social and restorative justice seeking transformation in the ways justice questions related to injustice, incivility, conflict, crime and harm are addressed. It promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative and socially constructive. NACRJ serves as the parent organization for the biannual National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice. It provides supports for members as well as the field by making information, resources and networking opportunities readily available.
Vision: We envision a safe and equitable world where restorative interactions transform individuals, relationships, communities and systems through the prevention, repair and deep healing of harm.
Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime. Our “circle” process recognizes that crime is a violation of people and relationships, not just a violation of law. We receive police referrals and seek to include those affected by crime in the decision-making: victims, offenders, loved ones, supporters, community members, and law enforcement officials.
C4RJ took its first case in 2000 and has offered restorative justice in hundreds of cases in the Metro Northwest region of Boston. The organization is driven by scores of trained volunteers, is guided by a 13-member board, and employs an executive director and support staff.
C4RJ recently completed a 30-minute film about our work called "Finding Courage: Addressing Harm with Restorative Justice Circles." Click below to watch a 15-minute clip about restorative justice and the circle process.
Inspired by restorative justice and community peacemaking, LJP acts as a catalyst for rethinking what justice means in every aspect of life. Our books explore how individuals, families, schools, communities, and Peoples can respond to hurts and conflicts in ways that promote understanding, healing, and deep change - personal to systemic. We publish books that are useful to practitioners and educators in the field, as well as the general public. We are committed to publishing books that are clearly written, attractively produced, made to last, and affordably priced.