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Counselor sits with students in lounge and listens to them speak

"From brokenness to wholeness; trauma to healing; and harm to restoration."

Purpose and Misson

The Center for Peacemaking seeks to advance community safety, shared responsibility, and healing through evidence-based programming, multidisciplinary  scholarship, and community-wide training.

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The Center offers traditional graduate and under graduate degrees, degree completion programs, and community service opportunities and is responsible for a variety of activities, including:

  • Coordinating baccalaureate and graduate programs in peacemaking and conflict studies.
  • Developing and implementing programs and processes that embody Restorative Justice.
  • Assisting communities to develop Restorative Justice programs and practices including Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs (VORP).
  • Assisting schools to develop restorative discipline and peer mediation programs.
  • Providing mediation training and services to people in churches, schools, and other organizations.
  • Encouraging research and development to advance Restorative Justice, peacemaking, and conflict studies.

Check out our events page to see a full list of trainings and workshops.

See what VORP CJC is all about and the restorative justice practices we're implementing in the Central Valley.

Dalton Reimer shares from his new book "Story-Formed Pathways to Peace". The book blends material from his Genesis teachings on reconciliation with new material from the New Testament.