Victim Offender Dialogue and Education since 1993


Each year, RJMP provides services to hundreds of San Diego residents impacted by crime through our services and effective training programs based in Restorative Justice principles.  These principles are based on age old, common-sense understandings of wrongdoing where a criminal act is seen as a violation of people and of interpersonal relationships, where these violations create obligations, holding the offender directly accountable to their victim, and where the central obligation is to put right the wrongs to the extent possible. RJMPs programs provide opportunities for crime victims, offenders, and community members to engage in practical, life-changing processes that improve their lives and futures.

Our Mission


The mission of RJMP is to reduce repeat crime and improve the lives of those affected by crime by providing victim-offender dialogue, education and services in partnership with government, non-profit organizations, and businesses to San Diego County, based upon Restorative Justice principles and practices.


Programs

Programs

RJMPs programs are geared to assist San Diego residents impacted by harms and criminal behavior -victims of crime, justice-involved juveniles and adults, jail and prison inmates and the broader community.

Training

Training

RJMP provides several training opportunities throughout the year to community members. We teach Restorative Justice principles and their practical implementation in the services we offer.

Stories

Stories

Two girls, formerly best friends, get in a fight at school and one suffers over $20,000 in hospital expenses. After an emotional reconciliation during the victim-offender dialogue involving both girls’ families, they agreed of share responsibility for medical costs.

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is a philosophy and an approach that views crime and conflict as harm done to people and relationships. It is a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, accountability of offenders, and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities. The goal is to reach meaningful, satisfying, and fair outcomes through inclusion, open communication, and truth.