Community Restorative Justice

Students will attend the RJ roundtables on a biweekly basis. The Restorative Justice Committee has been participating in this program with Berkeley Law students for the past several years. The RJ Roundtables at San Quentin are a restorative justice program led and facilitated by the people inside to deepen their understanding of restorative justice principles. Community members are an important part of this process, to bear witness to this process and also learn more about the impact and potential of restorative justice. Students will be attending and participating in these dialogues. Through participation in this SLP, students will have the opportunity to explore alternatives to the retributive justice model that our criminal justice system is currently based on.

The RJ Committee is also exploring opportunities for students who are interested in doing restorative justice policy research, or learning more about restorative justice in school settings at a local high school.

Please note that in order to accept an offer to join BRJC, you will need to submit personal information for San Quentin security clearance. Details will be included in your offer email.

All deadlines for the acceptance/application process are hard deadlines, so please be diligent about checking your email and responding to our correspondence. Additionally, please only apply to this project if you are prepared to commit for the entire 2016-2017 academic year and can attend the San Quentin trips every other week. It is important for the project’s continued success, as well as out of respect for the men in San Quentin, that all of our members are reliable and consistent.

Time Commitment:

There is a bi-weekly time commitment of three hours.

Students must commit to participating for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at

How To Apply