Center for Access and Restorative Engagement


Institute for Restorative Justice

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 offerings aim to address and mitigate concerns related to intrapersonal and interpersonal matters arising from relationship-centered dynamics.

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Restorative Service Offerings

To support the university community, the IRJ is excited to announce the following spectrum of Restorative service offerings.

Do you want to be empowered and supported in navigating relationship-centered concerns in a way where you have agency in shaping process and outcomes?

Do you want to be able to define the parameters for how to address your concerns while obtaining support and guidance from trained Restorative practitioners?

The Institute for Restorative Justice offers Restorative processes which are voluntary, remedies-based, and designed to balance support and accountability between or among affected parties.

With the support of a trained facilitator, harmed and responsible parties are empowered to reflect on their individual needs and obligations in an effort to support their growth and mitigate future harm to themselves or others.

IRJ offers two Restorative tracks, which include:

  • Restorative Justice Alternative (RJA)
    • The RJA process seeks to address or mitigate conflict that stems from intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns.
  • Restorative Practices Alternative (RPA)
    • The RPA process seeks to address Title IX related concerns under “Track C” in the HOP 3-3031.

Please note: Title IX matters are determined eligible for RPA by the Title IX Coordinator; approval of the parties’ voluntary agreement is necessary to proceed.

Are you looking to request a workshop related to Restorative engagement and frameworks that are tailored to your community or unit’s needs?

Are you interested in identifying co-learning opportunities that advance your understanding of Restorative Justice and implementing Restorative skills?

The IRJ is a central resource for the university community, offering educational opportunities in implementing Restorative Justice ideologies and practices and navigating intrapersonal and interpersonal matters arising from relationship-centered dynamics through trainings and workshops for specific colleges, schools and units.

Are you interested in enhancing your unit or community’s structural and interpersonal approaches to relationship building and responding to conflict and harm?

The Institute for Restorative Justice offers Programmatic Support for strategic engagement to colleges, schools and units, and to communities who are interested in incorporating a Restorative lens to formal and informal structures or processes.