Peacemaking Institute

Cultivating peace.
Inspiring change.

Transforming criminal justice with community engagement

The Peacemaking Institute

The Peacemaking Institute is a national non-profit organization that launches, implements, and oversees Peacemaking Academy programs with other non-profit partners and criminal justice institutions who seek innovative criminal justice transformation.

Diversion Program

Launch a Peacemaking Academy

Peacemaker Training

Build Relationship, Trust and Connection

System Change

Compassionate verus Punitive

Peace Circle
Peace Circle
Peace Circle
Peace Circle


Building Partnerships

Be a part of the restorative justice movement by supporting the practices to resolve conflicts and bring safety and healing to our communities.

“Maybe the one true antidote to youth violence is to surround young people before they do something irrevocable, in a circle with people who care about them and are willing to spend the time and to do the follow up and to show them that we care.”

Dan Satterberg

King County Prosecuting Attorney

A once and future peace

A once and future peace

Premieres: TBA

Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

A Seattle-based restorative justice program based on Indigenous peacemaking circles aims to bring healing to families and communities while breaking the cycle of incarceration.

Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles A process for solving problems and building community. The peacemaking circle...