"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.
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.