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RESOURCES on RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: (*Check back often as we are working on adding all sites related to our guests and their significant work plus a state and global directory)
Living Justice Press is a great resource for a multitude of books. You might also appreciate the entire "Little Book" Series which includes a few of the titles below.
Great "101" Books:
The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr
The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools by Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz
The Little Book of Circle Processes by Kay Pranis
General and Highly Recommended:
Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy,Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships by Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis
Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships by Beverly Title, Ph.D
For Schools (more in depth):
Just Schools: A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice by Belinda Hopkins
Restorative Justice and related topics in Film/Multimedia:
A Healing River-Trailer
The Final Gift
Short Film from UK
Educational Videos/Accounts From Restorative Justice Online
IBARJ's Compilation of Media Resources at ScoopIt
What is Restorative Justice? from the Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project. Great outline for "RJ 101"!
Restorative Justice Shows Astonishing Results
from Restorative Justice on The Rise/The Peace Alliance
Prison Facts: The Costs from CCJC, excellent overview of cost-savings when using RJ vs. Punitive systems
A Tale of Two Schools: Zero Tolerance vs. Restorative System from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign (OTL)
The Cost of Incarcerating a Child For Life from the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Organizations & Education:
C4RJ (Communities for Restorative Justice, based in Concord, MA)
Restorative Circles and Implementation, and the work of Dominic Barter
Living Justice Press a Non-Profit Publisher for RJ
Restorative Justice Online a comprehensive web portal for all aspects of RJ
Eastern Mennonite University-Restorative Justice
Prison Fellowship International
Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council & May 2013 Symposium
Howard Zehr, Pioneer of RJ & Professor, EMU, Blog
Resolutions Northwest (Oregon and beyond)
Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore
International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)
Restorative Justice Colorado
Longmont Community Justice Partnership of Longmont, CO. Series Guest Speaker Deb Witzel is Executive Director.
River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
State of Minnesota DOC Resources including the work of Kay Pranis
Sawbonna: Justice as Lived Experience A Thesis Paper by series guest speaker Margot Van Sluytman
NW Justice Forum: "Bridging the Divide" (Ellensburg, WA) June 17-19 2014
RJ Online Events Listings
Restorative Justice Legislature/Bills in the U.S.
HB 11-1032 Law, Colorado (passed 5/2011)
HB 13-1254 Law, Colorado (passed 5/2013)
HB 2192 Introduced, Oregon
SB 52, now SB 2078 Introduced, MA (in Senate Ways and Means as of 5/2014)
Youth PROMISE Act The Youth PROMISE Act (Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education) is bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1318 & S. 1307) that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues. National Programs Factsheet
A Restorative Circle in the Wake of a Police Shooting
by Andrea Brenneke, TIKKUN Magazine, Feb. 2012
Restorative Justice a big Success, police say
The Bolton News, March 5 2013
American Justice: For Profit Prisons or Truth?
By Molly Rowan Leach, Huffington Post, Feb. 21, 2013
Can Forgiveness play a Role in Criminal Justice?
By Paul Tullis, New York Times, January 2013
The Day the Jail Walls Cracked: A Restorative Plea Deal
By Sujatha Baliga, TIKKUN Magazine, January 2012
Justice: Retribution or Restoration?
By Dr. Howard Zehr, Peacework, April 1999
Six Boys, One Cop and the Road to Restorative Justice
By Molly Rowan Leach, YES! Magazine Online repost of original Open Democracy piece, 1/14/14
Featured Resource Videos:
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth: An Introduction
A Healing River: Trailer
Dominic Barter of Restorative Circles:
Officer Greg Ruprecht of the Longmont, Colorado Police Department does a 180 from doubting Restorative Justice to wholeheartedly believing in its efficacy:
Rep. Pete Lee, (CO) on the power of Restorative Justice (watch here)
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