National Resources for Restorative Justice

In our country, we deal with many injustices —from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. These are some of the organizations who are helping to fix our broken system: 


Vera Institute of Justice 

Vera works in partnership with local, state, and national government officials to create change from within.


The Marshall Project 

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.



#cut50 is a national initiative to reduce the prison population while making our communities safer. Our campaigns are led by people who have been directly impacted by the justice system and want to create change.


Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.


The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding is a program of Eastern Mennonite University, an institution grounded in Anabaptist theology, life, and values. CJP strives to practice and model holistic and values-based peacebuilding. CJP educates a global community of peacebuilders through the integration of practice, theory and research. Preparing, transforming and sustaining leaders to create a just and peaceful world.


Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, founded in autumn 2012, is a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. The Zehr Institute advocates for restorative justice as a social movement, and is also a convener of spaces where knowledge about restorative justice practices and programs can be shared among practitioners and learners, by facilitating conversations and cultivating connections through activities such as conferences, webinars and both in-person and online courses.


National Association of Community and Restorative Justice

The mission of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice is to provide a professional association for educators and practitioners and others interested in restorative and community justice. The primary means to fulfill this mission are the bi-annual National Conference on Restorative Justice and a membership accessible website.


Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

The Community Justice Center

211 North 14th Street

Ste. 309

Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402-277-8111 or



The Community Justice Center

2401 Lake Street

Ste. 240

Omaha, NE 68111