A Healing River
This is a first in a series of educational videos which leading practitioners and thinkers discuss trauma and recovery, and the paradigm shift that is restorative justice.
An Introduction to Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter
Dominic Barter discusses Restorative Circles in Brazil
Being with the Energy of Forgiveness
Individuals, communities, and representatives of nations in conflict who have found the courage to engage in face-to-face restorative dialogue with the person or parties that harmed them reflect on forgiveness.
Colorado State Representative Pete Lee on Restorative Justice
Community Conferencing Center
The Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore has produced several videos of their work.
Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based program, is an innovative victim service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles.
How has restorative justice transformed you? Restorative Justice Initiative interviewed New York City-based restorative justice practitioners and advocates. We asked them to talk about how they've been transformed by restorative justice.
Humanistic Approach to Mediation and Dialogue
Mark Umbreit parses the differences between restorative dialogue processes and other mediation techniques.
Kay Pranis at Chautauqua Institution
Kay Pranis speaks about the “driftwood exercise” that she uses in restorative circle trainings and what it has taught her about group dynamics.
"Law's Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice"
Sujatha Baliga speaks at Berkely Law
Red Hook Court-Appointed Peacemakers Are Reducing Criminal Convictions | BK Stories
This video provides an overview of the Peacemaking Program at the Redhook Community Justice Center.
Restorative Justice: Victim Offender Mediation and Conferencing
An overview of the core principles of restorative justice
and of victim offender mediation and conferencing.
Restorative Justice in Justice Systems
Officer Greg Ruprecht, a police officer's perspective on restorative justice.
Restorative Justice in Schools | Gaby's Story
A California high school student describes what she's gained from using restorative practices at her school.
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth has produced and compiled a number of videos which are available on their website.
Restorative Justice or Retributive Justice? - With Ian Marder
English mediator Aled Davis interviews Canadian restorative justice researcher Ian Marder who explains restorative principles and processes.
Restorative practices in New York City schools
This discussion is led by Tala Manassah of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.
Teachers' Democracy Project's Restoring Schools Restoring Schools is a video by Teachers' Democracy Project in Baltimore on how Oakland, Minnesota, New York and Denver have worked to create restorative districts. The video looks at what has worked and what's difficult about the process.
ROCA: System Leadership in Chelsea Massachusetts
ROCA is an outreach and intervention organization in Chelsea, Massachusetts that uses restorative justice to build relationships and create a sense of belonging for high-risk young men and mothers.
Sujatha Baliga speaks at Harvard Law School
Sujatha Baliga defines restorative justice and describes some traditional and cutting-edge applications.
The Call for Restorative Justice
Howard Zeher speaks Simon Faser University about the call of restorative justice.
The Family Group Conference
This video shows how a family in the UK worked to come up with a custody plan for their daughter through a family group conference.
The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice
Daniel Reisel explains the neuroscience behind restorative justice.
University of Minnesota
The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota has produced a number of informational and training videos ” on topics such as: “Restorative Dialogue for Severe Violent Crimes,” and "Restorative Justice: Victim Empowerment through Mediation and Dialogue"
What is Restorative Justice? Restorative Justice Initiative interviewed New York City-based restorative justice practitioners and advocates. We asked them to define restorative justice in two sentences or less.
What is your vision for Restorative Justice 20 years from now? Restorative Justice Initiative interviewed New York City-based restorative justice practitioners and advocates. We asked them to describe their vision for restorative justice 20 years from now.
Why do you do this work? Restorative Justice Initiative interviewed New York City-based restorative justice practitioners and advocates. We asked them to talk about why they're drawn to the work.
Why is Restorative Justice needed in New York City? Restorative Justice Initiative interviewed New York City-based restorative justice practitioners and advocates. We asked them to talk about why restorative justice is need in New York City in particular.
Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate
This film produced by PBS Thirteen explores a compelling range of stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide.
PBS News Hour
To curb conflict, a Colorado high school replaces punishment with a successful restorative justice program.
Radio and Podcasts
A Year of Love and Struggle in a New High School
NPR's Code Switch and Education Week have spent a year reporting on a new public school, Ron Brown College Prep, in Washington D.C. focused on challenging narratives around criminalization and educational outcomes for young men of color.
An Alternative to Suspension and Expulsion: "Circle Up!"
NPR reports on student and teacher responses to the implementation of new restorative justice initiatives within Oakland Unified School District.
"Restorative Justice" A New Approach to Discipline at School
NPR reports on a harm circle facilitated between two middle school students and their parents after a fight at a school in Oakland Unified School District.
Restorative Justice on the Rise
Host Molly Rowan Leach interviews restorative justice practitioners and other justice innovators about their work.
Mike Feder interviews Restorative Justice Initiative Founder, Mika Dashman, on Progressive Radio Network.
Victims Confront Offenders Face to Face
On NPR's Talk of the Nation, Sujatha Baliga and Robert Johnson (prosecutor from Minnesota, not the Bronx) discuss victim-offender dialogue.
New York Times articles
By Talking, Inmates and Victims Make Things ‘More Right’ by Dina Kraft
Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice? by Paul Tullis
Opening Up, Students Transform a Vicious Circle by Patricia Leigh Brown
These articles have been made freely available for six months (starting in September 2016) and anyone can access them directly through the links below. We also encourage you to subscribe to Tikkun at a discounted rate using the promo code: 30years.
A New Vision for Correctional Officers by Sunny Schwartz and Leslie Levitas
A Restorative Circle in the Wake of a Police Shooting by Andrea Brenneke
From Individual Rights to the Beloved Community: A New Vision of Justice by Peter Gabel
Healing From and Unlearning Violence by Sonya Shah
Restorative Justice: Some Facts and History by Marilyn Armour
The Day the Jail Walls Cracked: A Restorative Plea Deal by Sujatha Baliga
What's Love Got To Do With It by Fania E. Davis
A Better Man: A Film on Restorative Justice and Domestic Abuse by Angelina Chapin, NY Mag
Justice After Injustice by Lara Bazelon, Slate Magazine
Restoring Racial Justice by Fania E. Davis, Mikhail Lyubansky, and Mara Schiff, Emerging Trends in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Theorizing Community Integration As Desistance-Promotion by Kathryn Fox, Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior
As We Forgive
A documentary about four Rowandan neighbors and their extraordinary journey from death to life through forgiveness.
Concrete, Steel & Paint
Tells the story of a collaborative mural project in Philadelphia, PA, that fostered dialogue between men in prison and victims of crime.
A documentary that focuses Palestinian and Israeli citizens directly impacted by the conflict and their responses to it.
Facing the Enemy
The daughter of a victim of the 1984 Brighton bombing in England seeks out the IRA bomber after he’s released from prison and they form an unusual friendship. (available on Netflix)
This documentary profiles the Ojibway community of Hollow Water in rural Manitoba, Canada, as they deal with an epidemic of sexual abuse in their midst. The Manitoba justice system was unsuccessful in ending the cycle of abuse, so the community took matters into their own hands. The offenders were brought home to face justice in a community healing and sentencing circle. Based on traditional practices, this unique model of justice reunites families and heals both victims and offenders.
The first Rwandan-produced film about the 1994 genocide, featuring Gacaca courts and reeducation camps.
Long Night’s Journey into Day
A documentary on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
My Neighbor, My Killer
A documentary on the Gacaca courts established after the 1994 Rwanda genocide.