What We Do

Our Mission

The South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative (“SCRJI”) was founded to respond to the growing need for alternative pathways to justice in South Carolina. Our primary mission is to educate and promote dialogue about the concepts of restorative and transformative justice and to facilitate the development of restorative justice practices in our community.

South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative

Our Work


We hold skills workshops and other educational sessions that teach participants about the philosophy of restorative justice and how to develop and implement restorative practices in their own communities.

Community Circles

We support various community  circles, including those with community groups seeking to build relationships, repair harm, & create community-wide systems of support.


We curate resources for those seeking to learn more about restorative and transformative justice on their own.

Our Philosophy

We believe that:

Restorative justice can serve people of all ages and in multiple contexts;

Communities are better served when alternatives to retributive justice are available; and

Justice requires acknowledging the indigenous and global roots of restorative approaches.