The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice
Cultivating restorative justice conversations, connections and learning. An initiative of the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding.
The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, founded in 2012, promotes dialogue and networking within the restorative justice field and provides education and training through web-based and onsite programs.
Planned Zehr Institute activities include:
- Webinars and online trainings
- Onsite trainings
- Palavers or consultations on specific topics or for specific groups
- Online training manuals and other publications
- Conduct selected documentaries, research and listening projects
Zehr Institute Directors
Howard Zehr, PhD
Co-Director of Zehr Institute, Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice
Expertise: Restorative justice theory and practice; victim issues; documentary and contemplative photography; interview-based research.
Carl Stauffer, PhD
Co-Director of Zehr Institute, Assistant Professor of Justice and Development Studies
Expertise: Restorative and Transitional Justice; practice experience in peacebuilding, community development, and conflict transformation initiatives in 20 countries in Africa, as well as U.S.-based church-sponsored projects, including victim-offender reconciliation.
Restorative Justice News
- July 16th, 2014
Settling in before a major public appearance in Mexico, restorative justice expert Howard Zehr was strolling through the market in Victoria, Tamaulipas. It was July 2, a day before he was to be the keynote speaker at the First National Conference of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms organized by Mexico’s national organization of state courts. Zehr …More
- July 7th, 2014
Restorative justice expert Howard Zehr is the author of the following op-ed piece on the need to examine alternatives to constantly building more space in EMU’s home region to incarcerate more and more people. Having worked with justice and correctional issues for almost 40 years, I am pleased that county officials are looking at alternatives …More
More Info on the Zehr Institute
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