The Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice conducts research, teaching, training, and technical assistance for restorative justice projects in schools, universities, communities, and the criminal justice system. 

Restorative Justice is a philosophical approach that embraces the reparation of harm, healing of trauma, reconciliation of interpersonal conflict, reduction of social inequality, and reintegration of people who have been marginalized and outcast. RJ embraces community empowerment and participation, multipartial facilitation, active accountability, and social support. A central practice of restorative justice is a collaborative decision-making process that includes harmed parties, offenders, and others who are seeking to hold offenders accountable by having them:


Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct
April 11-13, 2016
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Restorative Justice in Motion: Building Movement
June 14-16, 2016
Eastern Mennonite University
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Exploring Possibilities: A Restorative Approach to Climate and Culture in Education, Workplaces and Professions
June 27-28, 2016
Dalhousie University
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Recent News

April 6, 2016--Campus PRISM Project releases its report on using a restorative approach to address campus sexual and gender-based misconduct.

March 1, 2016--Restorative justice makes headway in Saratoga area schools. 

February 17, 2016--Campus PRISM Project Webinar available for free: Restorative Responses to Campus Sexual Assault. Kaaren Williamsen and David Karp with host, Howard Zehr.

February 16, 2016--Campus PRISM Project to meet at international restorative justice conference, Dalhousie University, June 26, 2016.

January 19, 2016--David Karp featured at sexual assault conference at Hudson Valley Community College.

December 13, 2015--New publication by David Karp and Olivia Frank, "Anxiously Awaiting the Future of Restorative Justice in the United States,"Victims & Offenders.

December 11, 2015--New publication by David Karp and Olivia Frank, “Restorative justice and student development in higher education: Expanding ‘offender’ horizons beyond punishment and rehabilitation to community engagement and personal growth,” in Offenders No More: An Interdisciplinary Restorative Justice Dialogue.

November 20, 2015--Skidmore's Campus RJ Training: "Restorative Justice training draws practitioners from across the country"

September 9, 2015-- The New York Times Editorial Board endorses our work: "An Alternative Approach to Campus Justice"  


New Publication

A new edition of the Little Book is now available. Order copies from Good Books.