Join our RJI’s global restorative justice community to reform our justice systems in ways that restore, heal and transform victims, offenders & communities.
Who We Are & What we do
RJI is a global association & network of over 6000 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 victims-driven restorative justice. To find where we are the most active see Affiliate Members on this site. Also read about RJI’s Global Advisory Council (GAC) 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 members and affiliates represent the following countries: United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, India, Rwanda, Australia, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, Zimbabwe and others. Join us, contribute to us and partner with us. We think big!
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 thank Martin Howard (Queensland, Australia) for his 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.
- RJI Global Advisory Council Meets: January 6th Attack on U.S. Capitol-(video) Jan. 15, 2021
- RJI statement on January 6th Attack on U.S. Capitol-January 8, 2021
- Update: RJI Recommendations for Countries Responding to Covid-19 in Prisons (Dec. 21, 2020)
- Global Advisory Council meets: December 18, 2020 Virtual video recording
- Bill Pelke Tribute Podcast: His Life & Legacy (U.S.)-December 7, 2020