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Description
 The Restorative and Community Justice Section (Section) shall be a constituent unit of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Academy) and shall function in accordance with the Constitution and By-laws and policies of the Academy.  The mission of the section is to:  provide a professional arena for academics, educators, justice agency practitioners, and victim advocates interested in developing restorative and community justice theory; conduct policy-relevant research on restorative and community justice practices; and educate individuals, organizations, institutions, and governmental entities about restorative and community justice principles and practices.  The purposes of the section are:
  • Cultivate professional development of those involved in restorative and community justice research, education and practice.
  • Promote discussion, research, and dissemination which gives focus, direction, and integration of fields related to restorative and community justice education and practices.
  • Provide opportunities for dialogue and encouragement for academics and practitioners interested in restorative and community justice related principles.
  • Expose members to interdisciplinary issues related to our mission.
  • Advance cross-cultural and international restorative and community justice research, education, and practice.
  • Develop essential knowledge, attitude, and skill competencies for educators, practitioners, and researchers working in the field of restorative and community justice.
  • Promote on-going education and professional development of members in the fields of restorative and community justice.
  • Integrate evidence based practices and models into the field and promote evaluation, research, and policy.