Links National & International


  1. Neighbourhood Justice Centre - a new Centre guided by principles of therapeutic and restorative justice being developed by the Victorian Department of Justice
  2. Victorian Association for Restorative Justice - you are here


  1. Alternative Law Journal (Australia) - an Australian, refereed law journal focusing on social justice, human rights and law reform; critique of the legal system; developments in alternative practice; and community legal education.
  2. Australian Institute of Criminology, restorative justice pages
  3. Australian National University Restorative Justice Centre - theoretical and empirical research on restorative justice.
  4. Centre for Restorative Justice - non-government organisation providing RJ services, including training, research, facilitation, program development and implementation.
  5. Margaret Thorsborne & Associates - private consultancy. "Relationships Matter", Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice. Queensland.
  6. New South Wales Department of Corrective Services - Restorative Justice Unit
  7. Non-Violent Communication website - Australian branch of the international movement for non-violent communication. An approach to communication and relationships developed by Marshall Rosenberg.
  8. Offenders Aid & Rehabilitation Services of South Australia (OARS) - Restorative Justice in Action, a community organisation promoting restorative justice
  9. Queensland University of Technology - Restorative Justice Page. A useful starting point for students and researchers.
  10. South Australian Department for Correctional Services - Restorative Justice Approach
  11. Western Australia Department of Corrective Services - Victim-offender Mediation Unit


  1. Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (BARJ, Florida - based around the activities of Gordon Bazemore)(USA)
  2. Canadian Criminal Justice Resource Page - including references to restorative and transformative justice (Canada)
  3. Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University (USA)
  4. Center for Restorative Practice - "The purpose of the Center for Restorative Practice is to develop, implement and study collaborative and restorative processes for use by families, communities and organizations in the service of social justice." Site has an excellent forum (USA)
  5. Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking - University of Minnesota (USA)
  6. Correctional Service of Canada - Restorative Justice Portal (Canada)
  7. International Institute for Restorative Practices (USA) - probably the largest restorative justice resource on the web today. Offers free membership to a regular mailing list of news and upcoming events in restorative justice.
  8. International Restorative Justice Week - profiles events held around the world in the third week of November each year
  9. International Victimology Website (NL) - Promoting use and application of the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
  10. Maine Council of Churches - Links page (USA)
  11. Mennonite Central Committee (USA & Canada) - numerous bibliographic and other resources
  12. Minnesota Restorative Justice Programmes - a range of restorative justice programmes (USA)
  13. National Centre for Restorative Justice in Education (UK) - also known as "Transforming Conflict"
  14. Prison Fellowship International - Centre for Justice & Reconciliation. Extensive restorative justice resources .
  15. Real Justice - a police- and school-based model of conferencing pioneered in Australia which is establishing many programs in North America and is training facilitators in Florida (USA)
  16. Restorative Justice Centre South Africa - a non-profit organisation applying restorative justice principles to crime and conflict (SA)
  17. Restorative Justice Consortium - promotes the principles and practices or restorative justice (UK)
  18. Restorative Justice Network Ireland - resource for restorative justice programs in Ireland (IRE)
  19. Restorative Justice Online Notebook - US Department of Justice resource
  20. Restorative Justice Online - an initiative of Prison Fellowship International includes an extensive online library (USA)
  21. Restorative Justice "Super List"
  22. Restorative Justice Database - University of Toronto. More than 1400 records from 1970.
  23. Restorative Practices International - global association of restorative practitioners
  24. Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of the Central Valley Inc. (California, USA) - Includes newsletters with stories of cases and documents describing restorative justice.
  25. Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) (USA)- an information and resource center, run by an attorney who works primarily with mediation involving serious and violent crimes.
  26. Western Criminology Review (USA), an online journal discussing the fields of criminology and criminal justice. The first issue relates specifically to restorative justice.
  27. "Windspeaker" News re: Aboriginal peoples and restorative practices (Canada)
  28. Youth Justice Board of England and Wales - Restorative Justice Knowledge Base (UK)
  29. Community Conferencing Centre (CCC) - is a conflict transformation and community justice organization that provides ways for people to prevent and resolve conflicts and crime.  It is the only broad-based conferencing program in a large American inner-city, and its work in criminal justice, education, community development and business has been recognized internationally
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