Welcome to NACRJ

The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) employs principles of social and restorative justice seeking transformation in the ways justice questions related to injustice, incivility, conflict, crime and harm are addressed. It promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative and socially constructive.  NACRJ serves as the parent organization for the biannual National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice.  It provides supports for members as well as the field by making information, resources and networking opportunities readily available.

"Shaping Justice for the 21st Century"

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

National Conferences

The 7th NACRJ Conference in Denver (June 14-16, 2019) set a new record with over 1600 in attendance! We are glad that so many people participated, and we are now shifting our energies toward the 8th NACRJ Conference in Chicago which will happen in 2021. Recordings of all major sessions from this year's conference are now be ready for all to hear on our Conference 2019 Recordings page. 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.

Memberships

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...

Videos

Featuring some of the best restorative justice videos available online. Read more...