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:
- Accept and acknowledge responsibility for their offenses,
- to the best of their ability, repair the harm they caused to harmed parties and the community, and
- Work to rebuild trust by showing understanding of the harm, addressing personal issues, and building positive social connections.
Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life
May 23-25, 2017
ACPA National Office
Information and Registration
Restorative Justice Across Student Affairs
October 25-27, 2017
Information and Registration Coming Soon
July 28, 2016--Campus PRISM team meets with White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault, Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2016--David Karp presents on Campus RJ at Dalhousie University international RJ conference--see the VIDEO.
June 14, 2016--Skidmore RJ Project assists in the development of the restorative practices section of the Strategic Plan for Juvenile Justice Reform for nine counties in the NY State Capital Region.
April 6, 2016--Campus PRISM Project releases its report on using a restorative approach to address campus sexual and gender-based misconduct.