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.
For more information about the Zehr Institute, please contact Lindsay Martin Styer, Program Coordinator at