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Community Justice Center

Restorative justice puts a human face on the handling of crime and violence. Rather than being purely punitive in approach, restorative justice involves the entire community.

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Community Justice Center seeks to cultivate individual and collective well-being, shared accountability, and healing through community- driven research and evidence-based restorative processes. 



*Member of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)  

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The CJC is a proud member of NAFCM

Community Roots

The Community Justice Center (CJC) was founded on July 1, 2020. Although that may sound like we haven’t been around for very long, our history actually goes back much further than meets the eye. 

It all started with Fresno Pacific University. Their Center for Peacemaking started the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) back in 1982 as a youth diversion program. Many years later, in 2007, the University started its Circles of Support and Accountability program (COSA), which focuses on supporting adults returning to the community after incarceration. Both of these programs have long track records of success, acclaim, and impact. 

Fast forward to 2014. The Prison Fellowship donated space to the COSA program, gifting them offices at 4840 N 1st Street across from Fashion Fair. In 2019, the VORP program moved into additional offices vacated by Prison Fellowship when the FPU VORP office was being remodeled.  As the program grew, this eventually expanded to include 4 interconnected office suites. 

And that brings us to July 1, 2020, when the CJC was officially founded and Fresno Pacific University handed off its longstanding COSA and VORP programs to CJC to manage and grow. Since then, the CJC has continued to grow in leaps and bounds despite COVID-19, facilitating ways to heal our community. 

CJC Impact in FY2021-2022

Geographical Reach

  • Across 37 counties, we partner with persons in communities and institutions.
  • CJC creates a ripple effect for families and communities across CA.

Map image of central and southern California with red location points showing where CJC participants came from in FY2021-2022

CJC Annual Reports

We believe in transparency. That’s why we provide all of our annual reports right here for easy access.

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