Restorative Justice

Introduction to Restorative Justice


Restorative Justice is a framework of principles and values which focus on addressing the needs of those impacted by harm through relational processes of accountability and repair. Restorative Justice values and principles are applicable in response to harm as well as in its prevention and cessation through relational community building and problem solving.

The core questions of Restorative Justice when applied to an incident of harm are:

  • Who was hurt?
  • What are their needs?
  • Who has responsibility to address those needs?
  • What process should be used including those who have been affected?

Restorative Justice principles are applied in a wide variety of settings: criminal justice system, education, organizations, and communities.

Restorative Kansas


KIPCOR seeks to network, resource, and support restorative justice initiatives across the state of Kansas in all spheres of application. Use the map below to locate restorative justice initiatives across the state.

If you are involved in restorative initiatives in Kansas, please contact us to be included on the map.

In April 2018, KIPCOR hosted the inaugural Restorative Kansas Conference, the first ever statewide conference on Restorative Justice. For more information about the conference and the workshops which were held, you can go to the archived conference page.

Restorative Schools Initiative


The Restorative Schools Initiative trains and supports districts, schools, teachers, and educational personnel in restorative practices.

Learn more about the Restorative Schools Initiative