An important development has been the growth of Restorative Justice, a field of study and practice that focuses on repairing damage that has been done by crime, war, or other wrongs. It brings together victims, offenders, and the members of the affected community to discuss what happened and come up with ways to repair the damage.
Find information and resources at restorativejustice.org.
- Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth offers programs for schools in Oakland. The site offers lots of information, including this introduction to the program in Oakland schools.
- Restorative Justice in Minneapolis: This video shows an actual restorative justice conference in progress.
- Introductory Discussion of Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter
An Introduction to Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter from Restorative Circles on Vimeo.
- Restorative Justice in the 21st Century: A Movement Full of Opportunities and Pitfalls. (This video is the first one on the page) is a lecture by Professor Mark Umbreit of University, given at Marquette University Law School.