Welcome to NACRJ

The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative and socially constructive, addressing not only crime, but conflict, incivility, injustice and all forms of harm. NACRJ hosts the biennial National Conference of Community and Restorative Justice, and provides supports for members.

"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.

April 11-20, 2021

Relational Schools: Guiding School Wide Restorative Transformation

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Global eConference for educators and school administrators who are dedicated to implementing proactive strategies for relational wellbeing for students, staff and parents

NACRJ is joining with the organizers of RJ World 2020 to enable multiple learning streams in a unique interactive social platform. Attendees will be able to hear presentations and panels that are tuned to beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.

Enjoy the 10 day event from the comfort of your own home or office. New presentations will be released each day - on-demand - to be viewed at your convenience for the remainder of the conference. Zoom panel sessions will be aired live and replayed 24x7.

Conferrence Program - LINK


NACRJ has secured a limited number of half price tickets to the upcoming Relational Schools World eConference in April. Now you and your colleagues can experience 10 days with leading international restorative specialists, enjoying presentations and live panels.

The first twenty tickets sold using NACRJ's unique URL (below) and the discount code "INSIDER" at checkout will receive a 50% discount


If you use this LINK to register, a portion of registration fees will be shared with NACRJ as a sponsor.

Career Opportunities

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NACRJ Programs

Our page for NACRJ online programs and events.

National Conferences

The 8th NACRJ Conference in Chicago is now set for July 7-9, 2022. Please print this Save the Date flyer to inform others.

NACRJ 8th Conference, Chicago July 7 to 9, 2022

 2022 Conference Flyer (PDF)

The 7th NACRJ Conference in Denver (June 14-16, 2019) set a new record with over 1600 in attendance! Recordings of all major sessions from this year's conference are now be ready for all to hear on our Conference 2019 Recordings page. A YouTube recording the Motus Theater performance has recent been added.  This is a great way to extend the highlights of the conference to others.

Please note that we have also listed all of our 2019 award recipients under each respective award category.

Amazon Smile Charity, NACRJ


Become a member

Members have access to large collections of documents on victimization, restorative justice, community justice and many other topics (see the Public Resources page for samples).

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Mini-Grant Program

NACRJ wants to annually support new initiatives driven by members. Read more...


Featuring some of the best restorative justice videos available online. Read more...