The Center for Restorative Justice is dedicated to promoting conversations among New England residents interested in exploring restorative practices. To that end, we offer several resources.

Online Circle Keeper Toolkit

Authors: Center for Restorative Justice

Download a PDF version of the Toolkit.

Heart of Hope: A guide for using peacemaking circles to develop emotional literacy, promote healing & build relationships

Authors: Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis

For ordering information, please email the Center for Restorative Justice. 

Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth

Authors: Carolyn Boyes-Watson

For ordering information, please email the Center for Restorative Justice. 

Additional Web Resources

The following is a non-exhaustive list of links to information related to restorative justice.

Massachusetts/New England

Boston Theological Institute's Restorative Justice Working Group
An informal collaborative effort convened by the BTI and the Center for Restorative Justice, to promote dialog within and between the legal and theological communities. 

Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
Speaker series, local news, and volunteer opportunities.

United States

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking [PDF]
A project of the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, offers extensive resources (in PDF format) on victim/offender mediation, circles, and training.

Victim-Offender Mediation Association
Resources for practitioners and general interest, including newsletters, case studies and guidelines for mediation.