ABOUT : MISSION & VISION
RJRC is a place for research to drive real-world change, improve outcomes, and promote equity and justice.
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
To supporting interdisciplinary research on restorative justice to improve outcomes and address inequities across systems and settings.
The RJRC provides a platform for advancing and sustaining restorative justice research. Our initiatives, events, and resources combine synergistically to:
Serve as an interdisciplinary academic research community for restorative justice researchers with attention to mentorship and national and international collaboration.
Support a resource center to ground an informed research agenda and for compiling, summarizing and assessing knowledge about restorative justice research and related topics.
Expand knowledge and application of rigorous research methodologies that embody restorative justice values such as community-engaged research, mixed-methods, implementation science, and other pragmatic approaches.
Advance equity in the research process with attention to access, context, social impact/accountability and diverse perspectives