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This section offers manuals on how to develop restorative justice programs, as well as contact information for existing programs, and studies on restorative justice principles.
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What Is Restorative Justice? Director Of SFU's Centre For Restorative Justice Explains

"Restorative justice represents a paradigm change from thinking about justice as a mechanism for social control to thinking about justice as a mechanism for social engagement," says Dr. Brenda Morrison, the director of Simon Fraser University's Centre for Restorative Justice.

 

Restorative Justice Is The LAW

"Available on DVD at http://www.heartspeakproductions.ca Heartspeak Productions and Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives are pleased to announce the release of Restorative Justice Is The LAW. Supported by findings from neurobiology, corrections and Constitutional and international law, 'Restorative Justice Is The LAW' is Heartspeak Productions' most challenging undertaking to date. The film illustrates that there are obligations and opportunities to respond restoratively at every level of the justice system and that the public interest is served when processes meet human rights obligations and satisfy sentencing objectives set out in the criminal code. It is made clear that a collective dedication to social justice, unalienable human rights and citizen participation in the legal system are as vital to implementing restorative justice as understanding our interconnectedness and creating the conditions for healing in our communities."

 

Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED

"Katy Hutchison became a Restorative Justice advocate following the murder of her first husband. After ten years of sharing her story internationally to over five hundred schools and community groups, she views the education system as the structure with the most potential to affect positive social change. Katy sits on the Boards of Restorative Practices International & Glenlyon Norfolk School and volunteers for Leave Out Violence (LOVE)."

 

RJ Industry, The State & First Nations (1 of 3)

"The focus of the presentation is to inform restorative justice practitioners of the impacts the industry's activities are having (both positive and negative) on First Nations justice practice. Particular attention will be given to the impact of state-centered standardization of restorative justice, and the industry's appropriation of indigenous justice philosophies and practices, on First Nations drive for jurisdictional autonomy."

 

RJ Industry, The State & First Nations (2 of 3)

"The focus of this presentation is to inform restorative justice practitioners of the impacts the industry's activities are having (both positive and negative) on First Nations justice practice. Particular attention is given to the impact of state-centered standardization of restorative justice, and the industry's appropriation of indigenous justice philosophies and practices, on First Nations drive jurisdictional autonomy."

 

RJ Industry, The State & First Nations (3 of 3)

 

Elder George Isbister

"George Isbister, Elder to the National Parole Board (retired) talks about his life, his work in corrections, Restorative Justice and his relationship with the late Ron Weibe, former Warden of Ferndale and Elbow Lake Correctional Institutions. From the 6th International Conference on Restorative Justice June 1-4th, 2003 in Vancouver, BC, hosted by the SFU Centre for Restorative Justice."

 

RJ In Punishment Based Culture- Tributary Streams Trailer

"In this excerpt from Tributary Streams, professionals from Victim Services, RCMP, Probation, and Community Corrections speak about the challenges of doing Restorative Justice in a punishment based bureaucratic culture."

 

Jonathan Rudin: Aboriginal Transformative Justice

"A strategy for change? Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto's Jonathan Rudin tells Steve Paikin how Aboriginal Transformative Justice programs work in the criminal justice system."

 

Rethinking the Impact of Traditional Justice: Natalie DeFreitas at TEDxVancouver

"Natalie believes there is a better way to "do" justice. At the age of 18, she volunteered with a literacy organization in Canadian federal prisons, and quickly became convinced of the merits of an emerging trend toward restorative justice practices. Today, she is a consultant and psychological counsellor who works closely with incarcerated populations, schools, governments, non-profit organizations and communities to take a stand against the greatest influencers on crime: poverty, racism, illiteracy, inadequate mental health and social services and lack of community collaboration. Natalie encourages others to think dynamically about social accountability and believes justice is more than an institutionalized response, it is something we build collaboratively.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)"

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