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
In support of Harrisonburg’s new restorative justice initiative, city police lieutenant joins peacebuilding institute trainingMay 18th, 2015
The Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) no longer share just an acronym. They now have a common alumnus in Lt. Kurt Boshart of the Harrisonburg Police Department, who just completed a restorative justice course at SPI and who traces his interest in the …More
- March 19th, 2015
If one particular young man in Harrisonburg had stolen from his employer a few months earlier, he might have found himself standing before a judge, facing a possible jail sentence. Thanks to a new restorative justice program with the Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), however, this young thief instead found himself facing his employer to talk …More
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