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Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking - UMD Site

Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology

Restorative Justice Circle

Photo by Tatiana Chatterjee

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking - UMD Site

Since its formation in 1994 under the leadership of Dr. Mark Umbreit, The Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, has led the way in providing research, consultation guidance, and training for restorative justice practitioners and programs worldwide.

In 2018, The Center established its 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, a restorative justice practitioner, teacher, and researcher.

The focus of our work is the promotion of...


We consider dialogue to be a centerpiece in any process that aims to be fully restorative for people who are involved in the resolution of crimes, conflicts, or traumatic incidents. We aim to provide support 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:
(218) 726-7094
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology