Restorative Justice Bibliography

Restorative Justice Bibliography

The following resources have been compiled by the Restorative Justice Task Team.

Video

What Is Justice? -Fania Davis (1:50) (shown above)

Restorative Justice-Why Do We Need It? (3:00)


An Introduction to Restorative Justice

Video

Restorative Justice-Fania Davis (2:48)

An Example of Restorative Justice with Sujatha Baliga (5:25)

A New Story of Justice-Nonviolence and Restorative Justice (3:30)

Books

The Little Book of Restorative Justice  (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Howard Zehr (2015)

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice, by Rupert Ross, Penguin Books (1996) -- The story of how a regular prosecutor was won over to restorative justice; and, how a small, rural, first nation town emerged from generations of abuse, violence and recidivism by switching to restorative practices.

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice, Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding) Good Books (paperback) by Fania E. Davis, Good Books (2019)

The Little Book of Circle Process (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series)  Good Books (paperback) by Kay Pranis (2005)

The Little Book of Racial Healing (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Thomas Normandy DeWolf, Jodie Geddes (2019)

The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Dr. David Anderson Hooker (2016)

Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice, by Howard Zehr, Herald Press (1990, 1995).

Emergent Strategy, by adrienne marie brown, AK Press

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice, by Rupert Ross, Penguin Books (1996) -- The story of how a regular prosecutor was won over to restorative justice; and, how a small, rural, first nation town emerged from generations of abuse, violence and recidivism by switching to restorative practices.

Sacred Instructions Indigenous Wisdom for Living-Spirit-Based Change, by Sherri Mitchell, North Atlantic Books (2018)

The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice, Edited by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr., and Margaret Thorsborne, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2014)


Of Interest to Pastors and Others

Compassionate Justice:  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice (Theopolitical Visions) (paperback) by Christopher D. Marshall


Of Interest to Parents, Teachers and Others

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education by Katherine Evans and Dorothy Vanderling (2016)

Building a Trauma Informed Restorative School by Joe Brummer,  (2020)

Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community, Living Justice Press by Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis

Circle in the Square, by Nancy Riestenberg, Living Justice Press--for educators

The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools, by Lindsey Pointer, Kathleen McGoey, and Haley Farrar, Good Books, New York, New York


Articles

Ways to Implement Restorative Practices in the Classroom, January 9, 2020, Ed Week Teacher, Larry Ferlazzo

Individual and Collective Accountability in a Restorative Framework, Kay Pranis, November 12, 2018

The Cycle of Punitive Justice Starts in Schools.  Eric Butler Is Showing Kids and Teachers How to Break It. Mother Jones magazine, November+December 2020 Issue


Documentaries

CIRCLES Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California, high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler's impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate and honest mentoring.  But when his own teenage son is arrested and beaten in jail, he begins to question his methods and ability—not just as a teacher, but also as a father. With incredible access, Circles is an inspirational portrait of a father desperate to provide his son with the leadership and compassion he never received from his own.

CIRCLE UP (trailer) After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge.

COMING HOME  (1:36:06) A documentary film about Vermont community members returning home from prison and the COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) that helps their reintegration back into their daily lives. Film by Bess O’Brien of Varnet, VT


Other Videos (YouTube)

Driftwood Exercise (~1:10.31) Kay Pranis ("The Grandmother of Restorative Justice")

In the Eyes of the Good (~ 55) with Duke Duchscherer: Nonviolent Communication Training and Restorative Dialogue between former Maoists combatants, conflict victims, governmental officials engaging in a restorative dialogue, following the aftermath of the 10-year armed conflict in Nepal.


Video Clips

A New Story of Justice-Nonviolence and Restorative Justice (3:30)

An Example of Restorative Justice with Sujatha Baliga (5:25)

Fania Davis Breaks Down Historical Trauma in Less than 2 Mnutes (1:46)

How Restorative Justice Could End Mass Incarceration-Shannon Silva (12:58)

How to Love Your Enemy—A Restorative Justice Story (43:01)

Restorative Justice—Laila Fakhoury (11:33)

Restorative Justice-Fania Davis (2:48)

Restorative Justice-Why Do We Need It? (3:00)

What Is Justice? -Fania Davis (1:50)


Talks

Fania Davis and Sujatha Baliga at the Religion and Practice of Peace Colloguium (2:22:37) October 2017 


Webcasts and Other Websites 

Restorative Justice on the Rise (Molly Rowan Leach, Founder) 

Living Justice Press 

Conflict 180  (Elaine Shpungin Ph.D, Founder Director)

Community Transformation Foundation Network (Lauren Abramson, Founder Director) 

International Institute of Restorative Practices Library 

National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) 

Center for Restorative Justice-Suffolk University 

Restorative Practices (Christy Barbee)

Talking Peace Website (Eric Butler)

Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition Inc.  (Strong Oak Lefebvre)

Unity Circles (Valleria Miranda Ferrick, Founder Director)

Violence Against Women Network has a great article and graphic that lays out the definitions of and differences between Restorative Justice, Transformative Justice, and Punitive Justicehttps://vawnet.org/news/how-can-advocates-better-understand-transformative-justice-and-its-connection-gender-based


Download this list as a PDF

 

Subscribe to our emails
Framingham, MA Office

1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702

Hartford, CT Office

125 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Toll Free Phone: 866-367-2822
Fax: 866-367-0860
General Email: friends@sneucc.org