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.
"Shaping Justice for the 21st Century"
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.
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 NACRJ Board of Directors has approved guidelines for managing and implementing Restorative Practices in K-12 Education. This document offers essential elements of RPE and a basic implementation framework (e.g.Implementation Science and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) for helping schools organize and develop their schoolwide plan. When developing an implementation plan, we encourage you to work with a diverse team of school community members, including students, and create opportunities to hear from the school-community at-large, thereby remaining true to the principles of RPE (relationships, healing harms, shared voice and power, equity, trauma-sensitivity), while valuing your school’s unique context and culture. A complete copy of the implementation guideline document is now posted on our website under the Policy section.
The Florida Restorative Justice Association held its inaugural statewide conference on September 28th and 29th on the campus of USF-Sarasota. This endeavor was largely funded through a generous mini-grant from NACRJ. The 108 attendees included significant numbers of educators and students, law enforcement and judicial system folks, public administrators at state and local levels, community resource providers (in mediation, trauma informed care, etc) and racial/social justice organizers – from many parts of Florida.
On June 11, 2018, Chicago's retorative justice community lost a beloved ally, colleague, and friend, Ora Schub, who passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Many considered her as a 'grandmother' of Chicago's restorative justice movement. Ora was also a former president for National Lawyers Guild Chicago.
On Saturday, August 25, at 4:30 to 7:30 pm, a memorial service will be held at the South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S. South Shore Drive) in Chicago.
To learn more about Ora's life and contribution to the Chicago area, as well as an award she received from the NACRJ...
RESTORATIVE PRACTICE CONSORTIUM • ONTARIO CANADA 2017
The Restorative Practice Consortium of Ontario Canada has recently released a 255-page resource document for applying restorative practices to schools. The Restorative Practice Resource Project is packed with colorful charts, articles, and presentation materials for helping schools navigate their way into a holistic approach to implementing RP in schools.
The Restorative Practice Consortium is also making this material free of copyright, and encourages the sharing of this content to help spread the work of restorative practices in North America. Thank you Canada!