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Overview

The Fresno Pacific University Center for Peacemaking convenes, collaborates, serves, and implements evidence-based peacebuilding initiatives for individuals, schools, institutions and communities. Restorative justice is part of a larger ideology of peacemaking, believing it is possible to move from brokenness to wholeness; trauma to healing; and harm to restoration.

The Center for Peacemaking provides ongoing training, workshops and courses in the areas of volunteer service, professional development, and advanced education opportunities. Here is our team:

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Purpose And Mission

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.