Center for Restorative Justice

Restorative justice focuses on the harm caused by misconduct or crime, enabling those affected to identify responses that best meet their needs.

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The Center for Restorative Justice

The USD Center for Restorative Justice promotes research, teaching, training, and technical assistance for restorative justice projects in higher education as well as K-12 schools, communities, and the criminal justice system. The Center is housed in the Department of Leadership Studies and closely partners with the Student Affairs Office of Ethical Development and Restorative Practices.

The Center for RJ provides…
  • Facilitator trainings on restorative practices
  • Educational resources, presentations, and coursework on best practices in restorative justice
  • Consultation and facilitation to institutions seeking a restorative response to harmful incidents
  • Networking groups/learning communities
  • Research on innovative practice and evaluation of restorative programs

Stay Informed


  • Campus RJ (General Interest in RJ in Higher Education)
  • Campus PRISM (RJ and Campus Sexual Harm)
  • RJ and Bias
  • RJNCC (RJ Network of Catholic Campuses)
  • Rx for RJ (RJ for Education in Health Professions)
  • RJ for K-12 Educators
  • RJ San Diego (Regional RJ Community)


Online Training:


Implementing Restorative Justice for Campus Sexual Harm 


You may continue to register after the event to receive access to the recordings.

In this 4-part series, you will hear from policymakers, practitioners, and campus leaders about how to implement restorative justice responses for campus sexual harm. The new Department of Education Title IX regulations allow for “informal resolutions” and this series will describe how to build a restorative justice-based resolution process.
This event will occur across four Monday sessions:
Session 1: RJ in Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies
Monday June 29, 2020: 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Session 2: RJ Practitioner Case Studies and Stories, Working with Reporters and Respondents
Monday July 6, 2020: 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Session 3: RJ Practitioners Case Studies and Stories: Working with Ripple Harms in the Campus Community
Monday July 13, 2020: 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Session 4: Lessons Learned: Reflection from Early Adopters of Restorative Justice for Campus Sexual Harm
Monday July 20, 2020: 12-1:30 p.m. PST



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