Jonathan Scharrer

Clinical Assistant Professor


J.D., Marquette University School of Law, 2008
Graduate Certificate-Dispute Resolution, Marquette University Graduate School, 2008
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005


Jonathan Scharrer is the Director of the Restorative Justice Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Frank J. Remington Center. He has extensive experience as a facilitator of victim-offender dialogues in sensitive and serious crimes and as a trainer in a variety of restorative justice practices. Jonathan is active in examining criminal justice policy--with a focus on victim-empowerment and addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system--and has helped design and implement multiple restorative justice diversion programs and restorative responses to crime. Additionally, Jonathan currently serves as an elected member of the advisory council for the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice.

Research Interests

  • Restorative Justice
  • Public Policy and Criminal Justice Reform
  • RJ in Higher Education
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Activities & Scholarship

  • Jonathan Scharrer presented "Restorative Justice in Serious Crime" at the Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference, held in August.

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Teaching Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

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