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About R3

The Western Restorative Justice and Reentry Center (WRJRC) is pleased to house this refereed interdisciplinary journal committed to exploring reformation and healing. The purpose of Journal of Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (R3) is to promote research in the field of non-punitive approaches to solving crime problems by providing a space for like-minded scholars who focus on the areas of restorative justice, correctional rehabilitation, post-incarceration reentry, and decreasing recidivism to facilitate and disseminate such research. R3 will serve as a space to promote research aligned with these goals; promote the ability to collaborate and disseminate research conducted by both affiliated and non-affiliated researchers through the journal’s website, related conferences, and occasional seminars; and the use of the journal as a way of advocating for the importance of alternatives to incarceration.

Mission Statement
Connecting scholars with each other and with those agencies and practitioners whose work can be supported by research findings published in R3:
  • to broaden the knowledge base in the criminal justice field through research in the areas of restorative justice, correctional rehabilitation, post-incarceration reentry, and decreasing recidivism;
  • to expand the impact and influence of research with an emphasis on public criminology, and serving as a resource on best practices in restoration and criminal justice reform for all parties interested in this line of work;
  • to improve the educational experiences of students and community by providing opportunities for collaborative research; and
  • to promote research to fill the existing gap in literature in the areas of interest on which the Center focuses.