Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice provides a safe space for impacted parties, those responsible, and community members to address difficult situations face-to-face in order to repair harm, promote healing and learning, and build community.

RJ is an important part of the University of San Diego's conduct process and a key way we build community within Residential Life.  Residence Life and other professionals across campus are trained Restorative Justice Facilitators and provide safe spaces to discuss harm in our community through dialoguing circles and restorative conferencing. These services are available to all students, staff, faculty, and other community members whenever they are in need.

Begin quote Restorative justice is different because it is balanced between its attention to offenders and to victims. It is different because it is a harm-centered approach. The first questions asked are different. Instead of ‘Who did it, and what should we do to them?’ restorative justice asks, ‘What is the harm, and how can it be repaired?’ – David Karp, The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities