Welcome to the Center for Restorative Justice

The mission of the USD Center for Restorative Justice is to promote restorative justice in higher education and other institutions through applied research, coursework and training, and by building a supportive and inclusive community of practice.

Links for theory, training and community
  Research and Theory Training and Education Community of Practice
table with restorative books

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 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

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  • 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)

March is Women's History Month

Celebrating Kay Pranis.

 

Kay Pranis who is an Independent Circle and Peacemaking Trainer and leader in the Restorative Justice field discusses a restorative process for how we can heal racial wounds based on an understanding victims' needs. Kay is a peacemaking circles expert who was a featured presenter at the IIRP Latinoamérica's Conference.

 

Celebrating Fania Davis.

Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, professor and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation.