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Healing Justice - Video Trailer

Recently World Trust Educational Services (an Institutional Member of NACRJ) produced an important video on restorative justice.  It may be of use to you or your organization.  A video trailer can be seen here:

Visit the World Trust Educational Services website to learn more about the video and discuss its availability. 

Interactive RJ Documentary

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The innovative multimedia presentation Inside the Distance documents victim/offender mediation practices in Belgium and shows how mediation poses a potential cultural alternative to dominant modes, methods and theories of justice and punishment. This work, which includes interviews with mediators, criminologists, victims and offenders was conducted in Leuven and Brussels (Belgium), and focuses on the “subject positions” of victim, offender and mediator. These fluid positions are explored in relationship to the accounts of those involved and their sense of space and proximity in the resolution process.

This three-part web documentary can be likened to an art installation that invites viewer interaction. Give yourself some quiet, unimpeded time to enter this creative learning zone. Primary creator: Sharon Daniel

Innovation: North Lawnsdale - Restorative Justice Community Court, Chicago, IL

The Chicago community of North Lawndale is in the process of living the NACRJ motto - "Shaping Justice for the 21 Century". In forming the nations first Restorative Justice Community Count it is cutting new ground in two ways - a new type of specialty court and integrating community justice and restorative justice practices. The following video tells their story.

Community Peacebuilding, Gainesville, FL

The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is making great strides in reshaping the ways justice practices are employed in communities. The video "Now Showing" below provides a revealing insight into how they are reshaping the Gainesville, FL community.

Dr. Cornel West

Justice for the Future

Keynote Speech on June 1, 2014 (Audio Recording)

2015 National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice

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In this amazing presentation Dr. West links the "Black Prophetic Justice" movement with the emerging restorative justice movement. Both call on people to see injustice in all its manifestations and promote a more just, equitable, and loving society. Both focus on recognizing, confronting and repairing harms of injustice at all levels of society - personal, social, economic and political. As Dr. West notes, "Justice is what love looks like in public."

If you were there, you can relive the speech. If you were not, you can listen for the first time.

To Listen to Other Keynote Speech....

Dillard High School - Drum Line

The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice held its 5th National Conference (June 1-3, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale. The opening ceremonies included the Dillard High School Drum Lime which was featured in "Drum Line" a recent documentary and vocalist Jahreal Glilnton performing "I Believe I Can Fly". Their performances provided a moving, high energy kick off to the confernece.

The video of their performances was recorded by Marc Trocchio, Assistant Principal Marina High School in Laguna, CA. ENJOY!

Identity and Injustice in America

TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is an Attorney specializing is adult and juvenile corrections, civil rights, and human rights. His TED Talk explores the nexus between the human identity and the injustice that we ignore, tolerate or accept as "just the way things are" in American society. He points out that justice requires more than law, enforcement, legal processes, and the imposition of sanctions.

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

The following two videos feature work by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). The first, focuses on creating a restorative school culture using circle processes to build and strengthen pro-social behavior. The goal is to build a strong and self-governing sense of community based on respect, shared values and dialogue. Circle processes help to establish an underlying school climate that is restorative where students interact with one another as well as their teachers and school staff in constructive and respectful ways. In a constructive environment students can learn and overal academic performance can improve.

The second video provides an overview of RJOY, its mission, and school based restorative discipline which allows students, faculty and staff to address their needs and problems in meaningful and effective ways.

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) is led by Dr. Fania Davis who is also a founding member of the NACRJ and a current member of the Board of Directors. In 2013 Dr. Davis and Eric Butler were co-recipients of the NACRJ Dennis Maloney Award for work with youth.