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)

Upcoming Opportunities


Apply here: Scholarship Application

The Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses (RJNCC) is pleased to offer up to 10 scholarships for faculty and staff working at a Catholic higher education institution to participate in the Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Certificate offered through the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. This three-course certificate program provides a comprehensive introduction to restorative justice facilitation and leadership through online coursework, a skill building intensive, and practicum experience.   

 You can learn more about the Center for Restorative Justice and the certificate program at

 Applications will open September 15, 2020 and applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on October 31, 2020.

Recipients will be notified by November 30, 2020.

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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