The Restorative Justice Project (RJP) was created in 1987 to serve harmed parties in the aftermath of serious crimes.

Through our Restorative Justice Dialogue program, we offer the opportunity for harmed parties and their relatives to meet with and have questions answered by the responsible party who committed a crime against them.


Restorative Justice  Dialogue Program

In the past decade alone, we have facilitated over 100 Restorative Justice Dialogues, and served more than 200 harmed parties in this process. 

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Community Engagement

We are committed to evolving the criminal justice system and serving the community. This includes engaging with the Dane County community and beyond to transform justice, developing alternatives to the traditional legal system, promoting restorative practices, and reducing racial disparity in the criminal justice system.

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Request Services

If you would like more information about possibly meeting with the responsible party, or any other restorative justice services, use any of the following resources:

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Information for Law Students

We introduce students to restorative practices in the criminal justice system and the community. In addition to prison-based programming, students have opportunities address conflict and harm in neighborhoods and schools.

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To learn more about the Restorative Justice Project, visit the RJP news page or stay up to date by following our Facebook page.

Community Projects

Projects that RJP and its students have been involved in include:

  • Restorative Justice in Reentry Housing
  • Organizational Support Circles
  • Diversity Dialogue
  • Legislation Research

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