logo Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice

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 K-12 Schools
March 21-22, 2016
Information and Registration 

Lauren Abramson lecture
Director of the Community Conference Center of Baltimore
Information Coming Soon

Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct

April 11-13, 2016
Information and Registration 

Meeting of the Campus PRISM Project
June 26, 2016
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Information Coming Soon


Recent News

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.