TACT is not a substitute for emergency response to an active or imminent threat to the safety of the university community. In event of urgent or imminent threat or danger, please call 911, or the UC Riverside police and campus safety department at 951.827.5222

HWS Restorative Justice Program

Program Purpose

The program’s purpose is to focus on participants’ education, healthy decision making, rehabilitation to positively affect behaviors, encourage healthier lifestyles, and well-being of its participants. This program provides the UCR Police & Campus Safety (UCRPD) or Riverside District Attorney’s Office the ability to refer certain lower-level infractions, misdemeanor charges, incidents and behaviors that would otherwise result in citations, to the Health Well-Being & Safety Division for participation in the program. Successful program completion may lead to the removal of any history of the infraction from the student's criminal record. Not all misdemeanor violations are eligible for the program. Eligibility and suitability are determined by HWS and the Riverside DA.

A distressed student sits in contemplation.

UCR’s Restorative Justice & Diversion Program

"UCR’s Restorative Justice & Diversion Program provides students with the opportunity to have certain infractions (violations) and/or misdemeanor charges* dismissed upon successful completion of the program. The program is voluntary and is in lieu of prosecution in the criminal justice system."   

Shalaurey Jones-Consalvo, DrPH,
Health, Well-being & Safety 
Senior Policy Analyst

Program Process and Procedure

Step 1

Student Commits Violation: A UCR student has committed an infraction and/or misdemeanor (violation) witnessed by UCRPD or as determined by the Riverside DA.

Step 2

Eligibility Determination & Referral to UCR-HWS: UCRPD or the Riverside DA refers the student to UCR Health, Wellbeing & Safety (HWS) for review regarding eligibility in the Restorative Justice Program.

Step 3

UCR HWS Suitability Evaluation: UCR HWS program personnel reviews the student's referral.

Step 4

Notification to Appear (Intake Letter): The student will receive a meeting request in the form of an intake letter from HWS program personnel if eligible.

Step 5

Intake & Assessment: The referred student reaches out to HWS to schedule the intake & review of the incident.

Step 6

Decision and Decision Letter: Student and program personnel discuss the incident, program participation, and receipt of a “Decision Letter."

Step 7

Program Implementation & Monitoring: Student completes the assigned program activities.

Step 8

Program Completion: Program completion and certification!


Take a closer look at the program process and procedures flowchart here:


On Campus Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enroll myself in the program ?

    Can I enroll myself in the program ? 
    No students must be referred by the Riverside District Attorney's Office or UCR Police & Campus Safety Department.

  • What is the time frame of the program once enrolled?

    What is the time frame of the program once enrolled?
    The program length varies based on each case, although each student may have 2 weeks up to 1 quarter to complete all developmental activities. If an extension is needed it must be approved by the Restorative Justice Program Director in collaboration with the District Attorney.

  • What happens if I decline the program?

    What happens if I decline the program?
    If a student declines participation in the restorative justice program, the case will be returned to the District Attorney and/or UCR Police & Campus Safety Department for filing and adjudication.

  • What happens if I do not complete the program?

    What happens if I do not complete the program?

    The case will be returned to the referring agency (UCR Police Department or District Attorney). The Diversion Program Director or Coordinator (proxy) may consider a request for an extension for good cause (for example, a student has difficulty accessing services or other compelling personal reasons which may be a barrier to program completion). These requests are not guaranteed and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. However, in no event will the deadline to complete the developmental activities exceed a total of two academic quarters.