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"Formed in 2013, The Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition is a coming together of people from across our county who believe that conflicts are often best resolved by the people involved. By creating a safe space where all individuals involved in a conflict can come together and discuss what happened, who was harmed, and who bears the responsibility for repairing the harm, ECRJC facilitators are helping to change the way our community addresses conflict and crime.

We are an ever-expanding group of individuals who share a desire to improve our community through the use of Restorative Justice in resolving interpersonal conflict and addressing criminal cases. We host regular trainings in Community Conferencing and Talking Circles, and work diligently to get the word out about Restorative Justice and its many uses. 


We are working to build our presence in Buffalo City Court, Buffalo Family Court, The Buffalo Public Schools, and across the community."

Our Mission

Why We're Here >


To promote restorative practices by providing information training and technical support to individuals, organizations, institutions, and communities to promote just outcomes.

The Vision

What We Want To Accomplish >


To promote social and racial justice.  To partner with others to create environments where children, youth, and adults can live, learn, work, play and thrive.  We envision a community that harnesses the voices, strengths, and capabilities of the people through relationship building and community dialogue.


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