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.



MassINC's Sixth Annual Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Summit (May 2019) put C4RJ's work front and center. Speaking at the opening panel on "Learning from Early Accomplishments in Young Adult Justice," C4RJ Executive Director Erin Freeborn discussed early victories and promising next directions based on MA's 2018 criminal justice reform legislation, alongside Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, MA Commissioner of Probation Ed Dolan, UTEC CEO Greg Croteau and UTEC participant Israel Elias. We are honored and energized that restorative justice approaches are resonating so fully with partners throughout the justice system. View footage of the event here.



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. Click the image to the left to view the guide.

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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we've
had to cancel our 20th anniversary event.
We were counting on this event to raise 30%
of our budget this year. 


To honor C4RJ's 20 years of offering
a personal and powerful complement
to the criminal justice system,
please make a generous gift to our
20th Anniversary Fund.



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Respect, Responsibility, and a Path Forward

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