Restorative Policing

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Approaches to policing grounded in the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice.

In 2021, the National Center on Restorative Justice held an initial “Think Tank” Institute on the topic of restorative approaches to policing, which brought together law enforcement and community leaders from around the United States. In October 2021, we will gather again to learn more about these innovative models for restorative policing. This site is a space to share relevant content in the lead-up to the October Institute.

About the National Center on Restorative Justice

The National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ) is a partnership between Vermont Law School, the University of Vermont, the University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice, and the U.S. Office of Justice Programs. The NCORJ is funded by a federal grant to serve as the premier education, training, and research location for the advancement of restorative justice.

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Institute Recordings

The recordings of the first two days of the Restorative Approaches to Policing Institute are now live. Day One: Opening Remarks (with Stephanie Clark, Senator Patrick Leahy, Betsy Griffith) Day One: Keynote by Mike Butler, “On the Qualities of Effective Policing” Day One: Panel, “The Role of Restorative Justice in Policing” (with William T. Jackson,Continue reading “Institute Recordings”

Partner Spotlight: Erin Freeborn

Our Partner Spotlight video interviews highlight inspiring models of restorative approaches in policing. This Institute Partner Spotlight features Erin Freeborn, the Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ).

Partner Spotlight: Staci Stallings

Our Partner Spotlight video interviews highlight inspiring models of restorative approaches in policing. This Institute Partner Spotlight features Staci Stallings, a retired Master Police Officer and former School Resource Officer.

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This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-MU-CX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view, images, or opinions in this document and are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.