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.

June is Pride Month

LGBT Gay Trans Pride BLM Fist FlagEmercado 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

June is Pride Month, honoring the events that occurred during the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. This month we recognize the growth of LGBT+ rights and the impact this community has had across the nation and around the world. The rainbow flag that defines LGBT+ Pride has many variations that have developed over the years to fully represent the diversity of this community’s gender identities and sexualities.

The flag emblem above goes beyond the ROYGBIV spectrum to include within circle those colors that represent transgender, agender and intersex identities. The powerful fist imagery originates with the Black Lives Matter movement and represents the intersectionality of race and ethnicity within national and global LGBT+ communities.

Regardless of which flag you choose to adorn your front porches and windows this month, we encourage you to take some time to explore the history of LGBT+ rights and revolutions, the justices and injustices LGBT+ individuals and groups have encountered, and what you can do this month to support LGBT+ leaders and communities of the present.

NACRJ Programs

Our page for NACRJ online programs and events.

National Conferences

The 8th NACRJ Conference in Chicago is now set for July 8-10, 2022. Please print this Save the Date flyer to inform others.

NACRJ 2022 Conference Save the Date Flyer 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...