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:


Criminal Justice Reform and Re-entry: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community
March 12, 2016 1:00-4:30pm
Bethesda Episcopal Church
Saratoga Springs, NY
Free and open to the public

Restorative Justice for K-12 Schools
March 21-22, 2016
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Lauren Abramson lecture
Director of the Community Conference Center of Baltimore
March 23, 2016 7:30pm
Davis Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct
April 11-13, 2016
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Meeting of the Campus PRISM Project
June 26, 2016
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
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Recent News

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.