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
- February 6th, 2015
Some children can struggle to channel their frustrations effectively, but a local program is trying to change that. The agape-satyagraha internship, a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County and Eastern Mennonite University, teaches teenagers nonviolent conflict resolution in a safe setting. Every week, interns – or “mentors” – from EMU and …More
Restorative justice alum Joseph Luciani garners national attention by dramatically reducing suspensions in LA schoolsJanuary 26th, 2015
One Los Angeles school has experienced a “tectonic” decrease in suspensions, with more L.A. schools preparing to follow suit, as a result of the restorative disciplinary efforts of Joseph Luciani, a 2013 master’s graduate of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Luciani’s work received wide recognition in early 2015 as a …More
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