Restoring Community

These resources are freely available to researchers on the Internet.

Google Scholar  SearchGoogleScholarButton
Interdisciplinary database of scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other knowledge sites worldwide; articles, books and reprints, theses/dissertations, abstracts, conference papers, court opinions, technical reports, etc.
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WorldCat  SearchWorldCatButton
Searchable database of library holdings all over the world, provided by the Online Computer Library Center  |  WorldCat help

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Clearinghouse)
SearchERICButtonU.S. Department of Education database of journal articles, reports, dissertations and other material on education topics.
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Restorative Justice: An International Journal (Taylor & Francis)
Online journal of articles, book reviews and discussions on academic research, practice and policy about restorative justice.
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APA PsycNET
Free search engine for PsychARTICLES and PsychBOOKS journal papers and book chapters published by the American Psychological Association and partner organizations, indexing a wide array of behavioral sciences. Full text available via Interlibrary Loan (IIRP faculty, students & staff only) or purchase. Additional databases and content are available for a fee. 

Restorative Justice - General

Justicia Restauritiva en Linea  |  Justice Reparatrice en Ligne
Collections of restorative justice articles in Spanish and French.

National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)
Collection of public domain documents (reports, handbooks and other free resources). Subscribers can access additional content.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
Federal database of articles and abstracts on topics in criminal justice and related disciplines.

RJ Library (Centre for Justice & Reconciliation)
Database of literature on restorative justice; an initiative of Prison Fellowship International. 

Theo Gavrielides | Free e-resources
Downloadable ebooks and research papers on restorative justice topics; the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ) and additional content are available for purchase.

Restorative Justice - Bills & Legislation (U.S.)

Juvenile Justice Bills Tracking Database – National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
U.S. legislation, searchable by state, covering 2008 to present.

Restorative Justice Legislation Database – Georgia State University
Legislation, regulations and court rules that reference restorative practices across the USA. Includes current and proposed legislation. Provided as downloadable Excel files.