How does restorative justice work? 
See how the Center for Community Peacemaking enacts restorative justice. 

Center for Community Peacemaking


53 N Duke Street, Suite 303

Lancaster, PA 17602

Phone: (717) 397-2404

Fax: (717) 397-5502


Open Monday-Friday

9 am - 4 pm


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Restorative circles, shown in action above, are an exciting tool for schools to transform conflict and build community. Would you like to empower youth with this tool?
Kay Pranis Restorative Circles Sept 22-24
Join Kay Pranis, Sept.22-24 to learn this powerful group facilitation technique
With volunteers and supporters like you, the Center for Community Peacemaking has been creating a culture of peace in Lancaster and beyond through restorative justice practices like:

  • Victim-Offender Conferencing brings together those harmed by crime with those who offended to "make things right." The vast majority of former victims and offenders report high satisfaction.
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  • Making Peace offers youth and their parents an opportunity to practice healthy communication with their peers and each other.
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  • Peacemaking Circles help to transform conflict and address harm for large and small groups in the community building on the group's common values.
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Through face-to-face dialogue and direct accountability, a deep justice is served. It's a justice that restores relationships and our community. Restorative justice empowers "victims" and "offenders" to become change agents who can make our communities genuinely safer.
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We welcome your participation as a partner, volunteer, friend and supporter of this transformative work.
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