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Restorative Justice Initiative (RJI) is a citywide, multi-sector network of practitioners, advocates and community members seeking to increase support for, and access to, restorative justice approaches for all New Yorkers.

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RJI Builds Community

When I am contacted by people who want to know what is going on in New York and want to connect to practitioners there, I always refer them to Restorative Justice Initiative. RJI has played an important role in connecting and convening people interested in restorative justice. I am so grateful that RJI exists!”

– Kay Pranis,
nationally recognized restorative justice leader,
trainer and author of multiple books on peacemaking circles.

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What is Restorative Justice?

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What is restorative justice?

Restorative Justice

is a set of principles and practices rooted in indigenous societies. Restorative justice can be applied both reactively in response to conflict and/or crime, and  proactively to strengthen community by fostering communication and empathy.

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