Project on Restorative Justice

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 Practices for Youth: Building Relationships in Schools, Juvenile Justice, and Communities
October 21, 2015
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Margaret Thorsborne: "Understanding the nature of emotional harm: Why restorative problem-solving is good for our brains"
October 21, 2015
Gannett Auditorium, 7:30pm, free/open to public

Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct
November 11-13, 2015
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Recent News

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.