College of Engineering
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program
BA in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies
Dr. David Gillette
This paper is the result of a year-long senior project for the Liberal Arts and Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. This paper attempts to educate the reader on what Restorative Justice is, why it faces challenges in the United States, and how it has been implemented, both in the United States and outside of it. In addition, this paper describes my own experience with implementing Restorative Justice Programs with both the city of San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic State University. This experience includes the challenges that I faced along the way, and how these challenges are indicative of challenges faced throughout the state of California and the United States. To conclude, this paper touches on future work to be accomplished by the end of a two-year graduate program.