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 our 2020 Annual Meeting sponsors

Expanding The Circle

Deepening our Roots A Week Long Celebration of Restorative Justice

Because of the pandemic, we canceled 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 consider sponsoring and joining us for this
virtual no-attendance-required event! 

Register for Expanding our Roots

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!

Recent Police Council Meeting

Respect, Responsibility, and a Path Forward

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

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