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What we do
RJI is a global association and network of over 5700 members (to date) founded in 2009 by internatonal justice expert Lisa Rea to support restorative justice efforts worldwide. The focus of our work is to promote and advocate for systemic justice reform based on restorative justice. To see where we are the most active find our list of Affiliate Members on this site. Also peruse RJI’s Global Steering Committee which reflects the commitment and support of key restorative justice experts and human rights advocates from around the world.
RJI believes restorative justice must be incorporated into our public policies since justice systems are impacted by legislation written and supported by public officials. We are strong advocates for evidence-based research supporting the use of restorative justice. RJI is committed to victims-driven restorative justice which seeks to restore crime victims, as much as possible, as well as communities also injured by crime while urging offender accountability. RJI partners with its Affiliate members and others who support our efforts and seek to work with us in a robust manner around the world.
Some RJI member participants represent in the following countries: United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, India, Rwanda, Australia, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, Zimbabwe and others.
Thank you for viewing our short film introducing the work of Restorative Justice International. We wish to thank Russ Turner (Turner and Associates), and Therese Bartholomew (The Final Gift) for telling their powerful stories and supporting the work we do. We also wish to thank Martin Howard Design for their contribution to the work of RJI.
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RJI has become a “go-to” place where individuals of all kinds can share information about justice reform and restorative justice while networking with others doing this work globally. You have the option of working with us more closely by joining RJI as an Affiliate Member (go to that tab on this website) or by partnering with us in another way.
Support us by contributing to us financially. Let’s strengthen the restorative justice movement together. Thank you for your support.
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Read the the latest News section with opinions, insights and relevant news items from restorative justice advocates, academics and practitioners globally. Hear the stories of crime victims who are speaking in support of restorative justice. It is an exciting time to work for victims-driven, and victims-centered, restorative justice. It is the future.