Communities for Restorative JusticeRespect, Responsibility, and a Path Forward

Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is a growing nonprofit that provides a powerful option within the justice system—for people, communities, and law enforcement alike.


Fall 2020 New Volunteer Training

We held our first ever C4RJ New Volunteer Virtual Training. It was a success! We had 30 participants join us from across the state, coming with a range of backgrounds in restorative justice ready to learn from each other. We are so pleased to welcome our new Boston and Western Mass volunteers!



 Pathways to Restorative Communities



C4RJ guide to restorative practices in schools is now available.

C4RJ is proud to announce the availability of A Restorative Practices Guide—How Schools Can Build Community and Address Conflicts. This guide is the culmination of a three-year grant to introduce Restorative Practices into Malden High School.


The intent of the guide is to provide an introduction to the use of restorative practices and to provide school personnel with a resource for designing and implementing these ideas. Our partner, Pathways to Restorative Communities, uses this guide in their work with schools and other organizations interested in learning about and incorporating Restorative Practices into their work.



Thank you to the Cummings Foundation!

Thank you to our 2021 Celebration Week sponsors:

Restorative Justice Champion                       Silver                                                            Bronze

Anonymous Donor from Lexington             Briones Law Group                                    The Balboni Family 
Platinum                                                           Di and Jack Clymer                                     Ed and Debbie Freeborn
Nancy L. Donahue                                           Debra's Natural Gourmet                         Diane Juliar 
                                                                            Enterprise Bank                                          Jennifer McDonald
                                                                            Lydia Gregoret and Charles Wilson        Middlesex Savings Bank     
                                                                            The Katz Foundation                                 The Rarich Family
                                                                            Adriaan Lanni                                             Carolyn Stein           
                                                                            Keith and Polly Man                                  Joan Shulman & Bob Mayerson
                                                                            Nashawtuc Architects                               Eric and Laurie Van Loon       
                                                                            Elizabeth Oakes                                         Libby Wilson
                                                                            Suzanne and Company                           The Zacharakis Family



C4RJ is Virtual!

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to adapt.

Starting in March 2020, C4RJ moved online.
We have been able to continue to provide
restorative processes throughout the pandemic.
Working within the virtual world, our volunteers
and communities have had to be  
creative and innovative.

Until we can go back to in person circles,
we're going to keep up our work online!

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Respect, Responsibility, and a Path Forward

C4RJ listens to victims, holds offenders accountable, and restores trust in communities.

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