About Us

The Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) at Suffolk University was founded to foster collaborative partnerships to support a growing social movement to build just and equitable communities and to institutionalize restorative approaches to problem-solving, harm and violations of legal and human rights. Since 1997, the Center has served as a regional, national, and international thought leader in restorative justice policy and practice development.

The Center for Restorative Justice mission is to act as a bridge between the academy, professionals, and communities through public education, training, technical assistance, research, evaluation, and scholarship. As a community-engaged center based in the University, the Center fosters restorative practices in building just and equitable schools and communities.

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Special thanks to our funders who have made multi-year commitments: the Cummings Foundation and American Institutes for Research.