In Remembrance

Remembering RJ Leader Dr. Burt Galaway (1937-2020)

Restorative justice leader Dr. Burt Galaway passed away May 14, 2020. Dr. Galaway is remembered as a devoted colleague, mentor and friend. He was an early key member of the restorative justice movement responsible for bringing his research and vast knowledge of community and restorative justice to countries all over the world.

Dr. Galaway started his research in community justice in the 1970s, which set the stage for the growing restorative justice movement. He organized the first known RJ conference in 1990 near Pisa, Italy. Since then, RJ programs have been implemented and conferences have bloomed across the globe, continuing to bring RJ researchers and advocates together.

Dr. Galaway was a pioneer in community and restorative justice. His work paved the way for today’s offender and victim mediation programs. For many in the leadership of NACRJ he has served as a role model and mentor. We recognize and appreciate his deep contributions to the field, and his lasting global impact is an inspiration to all of us.