Since its formation in 1994 under the leadership of Dr. Mark Umbreit, The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking has led the way in providing research, consultation guidance, and training for restorative justice practitioners and programs worldwide.
The Center has established a second site at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to expand the scope of its work across communities. The UMD site director is Dr. Emily Gaarder.
The focus of our work is the promotion of PEACEMAKING THROUGH DIALOGUE.We consider dialogue to be a centerpiece in the resolution of crimes, conflicts, or traumatic incidents. We aim to provide research and resources for individuals, organizations, and agencies seeking restorative methods to address harm and conflict.
In its first year, the UMD site will build its vision with the help of community partners. Please join us with your ideas and energy!
Contact the UMD Center at:
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology