Community justice is a model of violence and crime prevention that supports a community's involvement in trying to repair the harm rendered by a criminal offense. Community partners work to knit together an array of support services and dispute resolution strategies to address criminal activity, providing an effective alternative to the traditional criminal justice system.
Under the auspices of its nationally recognized Clinical Law Program and supported by a grant from the US Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance, the University of Maryland School of Law has developed and implemented a Community Justice Initiative in an effort to reduce violence in Baltimore City. We will be working with Baltimore City communities and justice system partners to implement community based, multi-faceted alternatives that address criminal issues and restore a sense of justice to the community at large.
Click here for audio and video of keynote speakers and workshops from our national, symposium, "The Deeper End of the Pond: Innovative Practices in Community Justice."
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Terri Ricks, JD
Community Justice Initiative
University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201