Resources and Links: Programs

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City of Boulder (Colorado) Community Mediation Service

Provides conflict resolution options for City of Boulder residents in the areas of tenant-landlord disputes, roommate-neighbor conflicts, racial and cross-cultural conflict, community land use disputes, divorce, etc.

Community Restorative Justice Partnership of Boulder County 

Provides restorative justice circles for cases referred by 20th Judicial District Probation Department, the courts, the District Attorney’s Office, and the community.

County of Boulder (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office Restorative Justice Program

Provides community group conferencing and peacemaking circles for Boulder County residents

City of Longmont (Colorado) Community Mediation Program

Provides community mediation services to residents of the city of Longmont, Colorado.

Longmont Community Justice Partnership

An association of community and governmental agencies combining resources to provide restorative justice services the community.

Town of Erie (Colorado)

Provides restorative justice conferences and school conferences for juvenile offenders.

Center for Restorative Programs, Alamosa


Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention 

Office for Victims of Crime


Bethel College

Offers a restorative justice major with four (4) areas of concentration.

Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies – Fresno Pacific University

Graduate education in restorative justice and peacemaking. Serves as a resource for training and consulting

Center for Restorative Justice, Suffolk University

A community-engaged academic center committed to the promotion of restorative justice practices, principles and values. Located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking – University of Minnesota

Provides resources, training, papers, links and bibliography related to restorative justice and victim-offender mediation.

Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacemaking

Provides direct services such as training, consulting, process design, conciliation, mediation and action oriented research. Offers a Master of Arts in Education degree with a concentration in Restorative Justice in Education (36 semester hours) and Graduate Certificate Programs in Restorative Justice Education and Conflict Transformation (15 semester hours).

University of Colorado at Boulder Restorative Justice Project

Provides community group conferencing and peacemaking circles to the university’s campus community



Bennington Community Justice Center

A non-profit organization founded by residents of Bennington, Vermont with the central mission to raise, discuss and resolve matters of justice that arise among members of the community

Bruderhof Forgiveness Guide

Provides a wealth of resources on forgiveness including articles, personal stories and links to online resources.

Real Justice

Provides training, conferences, educational resources and research materials on restorative projects. Provides special resources to schools.

REAL Parenting – Becoming a Love and Logic Parent

Provides training skills for parenting utilizing Respect, Empathy, Appreciation and Love

Restorative Justice Online

Extensive website for RJ links and extensive bibliography.



Barron County (Wisconsin) Restorative Justice Programs, Inc.

A private, non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide inspiration, leadership and information sharing in the development and support of various models of justice which create opportunities for dialogue between victims, offenders and their communities for the purpose of healing and restoration. One of many BRJ-run programs

Victim Offender Mediation Organization (VOMA)

International membership organization providing training, technical assistance, materials and conferences on a variety of restorative justice models.



Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacemaking

Provides direct services such as training, consulting, process design, conciliation, mediation and action oriented research. Offers a Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Transformation.

Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)

Program offers victim-offender mediation, utilizing community volunteers

Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver, Colorado

Center for Spirituality at Work (formerly Vincentian Center)

Operates the Making Choices program, for teaching life-planning and decision-making skills to women incarcerated at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Sponsored and facilitated by the Center, the program trains business and professional women to mentor women inmates.



Australian Institute of Criminology – RJ in Australia

Australia’s pre-eminent national crime and criminal justice research agency. Based in Canberra, the Institute plays an important role conducting timely and proactive research on crime and criminology and disseminating information to provide the Australia Government with a unique knowledge base from which to inform policy.

Centre For Restorative Justice, Australian National University

Undertakes high quality theoretical and empirical research of this rapidly growing field. Mission is to ensure that the Australian National University remains a world leader in restorative justice scholarship and a leading trainer of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the field.



Calgary Community Conferencing

Brings together young people, their victims, families, supporters, other key people and community members affected by conflict to find solutions beneficial to all.

Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University

Provides a focal point for faculty, students and members of the community to explore a broad range of restorative justice issues. Maintains facilities, materials, services, personnel and other resources dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of restorative justice.

Church Council on Justice and Corrections

A national coalition of faith-based individuals and churches in Ottowa, Ontario who seek a more humane way of doing criminal justice – primarily by education, advocacy and community development initiatives that foster healthier communities and crime prevention through social responsibility.

Circles of Support and Accountability

These circles across Canada aim to substantially reduce the risk of future victimization of community members by assisting, supporting and holding accountable released sex offenders in their task of integrating with the community and leading responsible and productive lives.

Restorative Justice in Canada – Conflict Resolution Network Canada

Helps people find ways rough conflict encouraging the use of peaceful processes in everyday life. Promotes and extends the use of conflict resolution and restorative justice processes such as negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution and restorative practices such as negotiation, mediation, consensus-building and peacemaking circles. Provides services to schools, workplaces, communities, criminal justice settings, environment, media, government and international settings.



European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice

The general aim of the Forum is to establish and develop victim-offender mediation and other restorative justice practices throughout Europe. The Forum promotes international exchange of information and mutual help; promotes the development of effective restorative justice polices, services and legislation; explores and develops theoretical basis of restorative justice; stimulates research; and assists the development of principles, ethics, training and good practice.

Restorative Justice Ireland Network

Works to raise awareness and stimulate interest in restorative justice throughout Ireland. Aims to promote restorative justice as an effective way of coping with crime and its effects; network between persons and agencies interested in developing restorative justice and give them a vehicle for sharing information, good practices, research and information about training opportunities; to link restorative justice in Ireland with developments in other parts of the world and contribute to international dialogue and earning; to facilitate application of restorative justice principles into specific programmes and initiatives in Ireland. Established in 2997 and steered by a number of voluntary and statutory agencies in North and South.



Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

A multi-disciplinary, non-governmental organization concerned with policy formation, implementation, service delivery, education, training and consulting services for both victims and perpetrators of violenc ein reconciliation and conflict management.

Restorative Justice Centre – South Africa

A South African non-profit organization established in 1998 in Tshwane/Pretoria. Helps to settle conflicts caused by crime through restorative justice practices and to facilitate healing for individuals and communities affected by crime. Direct services are offered to individuals, indirect services are offered to court officials, correctional service personnel, educators, police and community organizations. Offers training, lobbies to change government policy and legislation to bring a more healing approach into the justice system, build the RJ movement in South Africa, offer support to researchers in the field, help other organizations to build their capacity to deliver services in the field.



International Institute for Restorative Justice Practices

A non-profit organization that provides education, consultation and research in support of the development of restorative justice practices round the world. The IIRP has several programs, each focusing on the use of restorative practices in a different area. Conducts Real Justice, for restorative practices in criminal justice; SaferSanerSchools, for restorative practices in schools; FamilyPower, for restorative practices in child and family welfare and GoodCompany, for restorative practices in workplaces. Works closely with its sister organizations, the Community Service Foundation (CFS) and Buxmont Academy, which operate programs that demonstrate restorative practices in education, counseling and residential services for troubled youth.