Institute for Restorative Justice
Have you experienced or engaged in behavior related to sexual, gendered or discriminatory harm?
Are you looking to request a workshop or training about Restorative engagement skills or ideologies?
Are you interested in enhancing your unit or community’s structural and interpersonal approach to relationship building and responding to conflict and harm?
The Institute for Restorative Justice (IRJ) is a university resource that offers a spectrum of services rooted in Restorative Justice practices for UT faculty, staff and students. Our services seek to address and mitigate behavioral concerns pertaining to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression and genetic information.
To support the university community, the IRJ is excited to announce the following spectrum of Restorative service offerings:
Restorative Justice Alternative
When appropriate, the university permits alternative resolution for concerns that implicate HOP 3-3031 Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking and HOP 3-3020 Nondiscrimination Policy through the Restorative Justice Alternative process.
The Restorative Justice Alternative is separate and distinct from the investigative process and is a voluntary, remedies-based process to balance support and accountability between or among affected parties.
Workshops and Training
The IRJ is a central resource for the university community, offering educational opportunities in implementing Restorative Justice ideologies and practices and navigating identity-centered relationship dynamics through workshops for specific colleges, schools and units.
The IRJ offers Strategic Engagement and Programmatic Reviews to colleges, schools and units, and to communities who are interested in incorporating a Restorative lens to formal and informal structures or processes.
If you are interested in Restorative Justice services or want to learn more, we invite you to consult with us.