ABOUT

The RJRC is an interdisciplinary academic community where researchers and scholars find collaboration, support, and inspiration. It was established in 2022, by the National Center on Restorative Justice, to support research on restorative justice to improve outcomes and address inequities in the US criminal legal system. Administrative management of the RJRC is housed within the University of Vermont's Justice Research Initiative

RJRC believes restorative justice is a distinct philosophy and approach to cultivating community and addressing harm and systemic injustices. The values of restorative justice drive everything we do, from how we undertake and disseminate research to how we engage and communicate with each other.
 

MISSION
To 
support interdisciplinary research on restorative justice to improve outcomes and address inequities in the US criminal legal system. 

  • Foster connections and creativity amongst researchers

  • Bridge the research-practice gap

  • Grow the next generation of restorative justice researchers

VISION

To support interdisciplinary research on restorative justice to improve outcomes and address inequities across systems and settings. A place to support research to drive real-world change and promote equity and justice.