Understanding how research can help advance the field of restorative justice & identifying what needs to be studied. Developing a Research Agenda on Restorative Justice in the Context of the US Criminal Legal System.
Advancing the research process & growing the next generation of restorative justice researchers.
Supporting training opportunities grounded in the strengths of community-engaged research, implementation science, mixed-methods, and other pragmatic approaches. Prioritizing the diversity of voices, perspectives, and models of inquiry.
Bridging the Research - Practice gap.
Connecting researchers and practitioners through the establishment of a Community-based Research Network (CBRN). Projects are human-centered with a focus on foundational issues in the context of the US criminal legal system, such as core elements of restorative justice strategies, equity and access to services, and the development of meaningful impact measures.