Who is Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice?

We are a vibrant network of individuals and organizations engaging collaboratively across the state to help shift punitive systems, environments, cultures, and mindsets to reflect restorative values and principles. Our work is grounded in supporting, collaborating, empowering and connecting stakeholders across Illinois to move systemic change forward.

How We Do It

Engage in collaborative, culture-shifting practices

Facilitate difficult conversations on race and other forms of oppression

Promote and strengthen community connections

Support individuals and groups in building and repairing relationships

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Provide training in restorative justice (RJ) practices and sustain them with ongoing coaching and technical assistance


Provide technical assistance for professionals and communities that use restorative practices


Collaborate with schools to implement RJ practices that create relationships and improve discipline measures and school climate

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