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Welcome: Programme administrators, practitioners, trainers, volunteers, donors and others interested in restorative justice practice.

RJOfficeThe success of restorative justice in a specific place depends in large part on the quality of the restorative justice programmes that are there. These may be community-based or system-based programmes, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both models.

High quality restorative programmes will have productive relationships with their communities, justice systems and funders. They will also consistently provide effective services. Finally, they will regularly compare their services with the community need in order to improve performance or identify areas where innovation is needed.

You are perhaps here because you participate in a restorative justice programme or because you are considering that involvement. There is a great deal of information available that should be useful to you.

Some is organized with links immediately below. In addition, there are many more resources in the categories at the bottom of the page.

Check out these links concerning community support and participation . . . .

. . . . for a tutorial on building local support . . . .

. . . . for recommendations on working with the media . . . . 

. . . . for how to look for funding . . . .

. . . . for sample brochures and posters . . . .

. . . . for true stories of victims and offenders who have used restorative justice . . . .

. . . . for sample brochures and posters . . . .

Check out these links concerning administration of the programme . . . .

. . . . for training and managing volunteers and staff . . . .

. . . . for aids to successful office administration . . . .

Check out these links concerning evaluation and innovation . . . .

. . . . for suggestions on record keeping . . . .

. . . . for keeping the restorative vision alive in yourself and your volunteers and staff . . . .

. . . . for arranging for evaluations . . . .

For more in-depth information, take a look at the topics below for many additional articles and resources. Also, check out some of the other tabs on the RJ Online home page. Learn how to to run assess whether your programme is sufficiently victim-centred in Victim Support, for example, and how the public policy arguments for restorative justice in Legislative Assembly.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to help. Contact us by email at

Kinds of Programmes
Articles and resources on mediation, circles and conferencing.
Practice Issues
Practitioners face many different issues as they organize and implement restorative processes. These articles concern caring for victims, working with juveniles, and programmes for schools, police and prisons.
Programme Administration and Funding
Examples of various documents used in the administration of programmes as well as resources on raising funds.
Programme Policy Manuals
Listing to resource documents for developing individual programmes in settings such as schools and the criminal justice system.
Building Support For Restorative Justice
What can be done locally to promote restorative justice? This section includes a tutorial and a number of other resources to help practitioners develop backing from the public.
Training and on-going development are important for restorative justice practitioners. The resources listed here provide both training documents and training events offered by different groups.
Effectiveness is a key element in developing proposals for the implementation or expansion of restorative justice programmes. These resources provide links to studies exploring this effectiveness in various areas. Also, a listing of forms used in programme evaluation is provided.
Real People, Real Stories
Stories of actual victims, offenders and community members who have participated in restorative processes help illustrate the benefits and limitations of restorative justice practices.
Programme Examples
Links to various restorative justice programmes.
Kinds of Crimes
Articles and other resources concerning how restorative justice can be applied in a variety of crimes, including serious and complex ones.
Articles and resources on guidelines, certification and accreditation of practitioners.
Staying Restorative
Articles and other resources on self care for restorative practitioners and advocates.

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