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 6900 members (to date) founded in 2009 by international 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. Learn about RJI’s Global Advisory Council (GAC) with 15 members from around the world committed to restorative justice and systemic justice reform. We are diverse!
Restorative justice principles 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 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 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 out in support of restorative justice. It is an exciting time to work for victims-driven, and victims-centered, restorative justice. It is the future.
- Global Advisory Council Meeting: hate crime, hate speech & the role of social media-June 8, 2022
- Dr. Sandro Calvani Podcast (Bangkok, Thailand)-April 28, 2022
- RJI Global Advisory Council Votes to Support San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin (California)-April 22, 2022
- San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin: RJI podcast with Lisa Rea & Jeffrey Deskovic (U.S.)-April 14, 2022
- Miroslav Volf: War in Ukraine: Theological & Moral Reflections (April 2022)