The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) at Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a new database detailing state-by-state use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system. Carolyn Lambert, CNCR’s project director, said that restorative justice seeks to repair the harm by involving those affected by the offense and then collaboratively identifying and addressing the harms, needs and obligations to right the wrong after a crime is committed. “The new database will help those looking to draft new legislation or start new programs,” said Lambert. “The project is a real group effort. There is no database this comprehensive to date.” Among the trends revealed by the database, zero tolerance policies in schools are beginning to shift to focusing on conflict management, Lambert said.

You can read more about this database at the Georgia State University website here.