Community Resource Manual



National Association of Community and Restorative Justice


Prison Policy Initiative


Oklahoma Victim Services Resources

Restorative Justice On The Rise


Mark Yantzi tells the Elmira Story - "If something hasn't been done before, how does a new idea get in?"

Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED (2013)

Restorative Justice in a Nutshell - RJOY

Fania Davis Keynote Address at the 2014 Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through Conference at Columbia University

Law's Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice -  Sujatha Baliga.   A clear view of the fabric in which RJ rests, along with hope for healing trauma.

Spear Cleansing

The art of listening | Kathleen Macferran | TEDxRainier (2015)

Restorative Justice | Laila Fakhoury | TEDxLSSC

Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice




Books and Articles

Barndt, Joseph R. Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challenge to White America. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1991.


Batchelor, Diana. “Restoring Choice: The Relationship Between Offense Seriousness, Intervening Time, and Victims’ Responses to the Offer of Restorative Interventions.” Victims & Offenders 12, no. 2 (March 4, 2017): 205–232.


Bowens-Wheatley, Marjorie, Nancy Palmer Jones, and Unitarian Universalist Association, eds. Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue. Boston, MA: Skinner House Books, 2003.


Brooks, Thom. “Punitive Restoration and Restorative Justice.” Criminal Justice Ethics 36, no. 2 (May 4, 2017): 122–140.


Brubaker, David R., and Ruth Hoover Zimmerman. The Little Book of Healthy Organizations: Tools for


Understanding and Transforming Your Organization. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2009.


Butler, Lee H. Liberating Our Dignity, Saving Our Souls. St. Louis, Mo: Chalice Press, 2006.


Chouhy, Cecilia, Arelys Madero-Hernandez, and Jillian J. Turanovic. “The Extent, Nature, and


Consequences of School Victimization: A Review of Surveys and Recent Research.” Victims & Offenders 12, no. 6 (November 2, 2017): 823–844.


Cone, James H. Black Theology and Black Power. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books, 1997.

———. God of the Oppressed. Rev. ed. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books, 1997.

———. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. 6. pr. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.


Dalton, Harlon L. Racial Healing: Confronting the Fear between Blacks and Whites. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, 1995.


Davis, Fania. The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. Little books of justice and peacebuilding. New York NY: Good Books, 2019.


DeWolf, Thomas Norman, and Jodie Geddes. The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation. The little books of justice and peacebui. New York, New York: Good Books, 2019.


DiAngelo, Robin J. What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. Revised edition. Counterpoints: studies in the postmodern theory of education vol. 497. New York: Peter Lang, 2016.

———. White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.


Driedger, Leo, and Leo Driedger. Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities. 2nd ed. Don Mills, Ont: Oxford University Press, 2003.


Gavrielides, Theo. “The Victims’ Directive and What Victims Want From Restorative Justice.” Victims & Offenders 12, no. 1 (January 2, 2017): 21–42.


Harbin, Ami. “Safety and Sacrifice.” Ethics and Social Welfare 11, no. 2 (April 3, 2017): 163–176.


Hill, Karlos K. Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory. Cambridge studies on the American South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Johnstone, Gerry, and Daniel W. Van Ness, eds. Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton ; Portland, Or: Willan, 2007.


Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, 2017.


Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Rev. ed. Gabriola Island, B.C: New Society Publishers, 2002.


Law, Eric H. F. Inclusion: Making Room for Grace. St. Louis, Mo: Chalice Press, 2000.

———. The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community. St.


Louis, Mo: Chalice Press, 1993.


Lee, Jung Young. Marginality: The Key to Multicultural Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.


Magnani, Laura, and Harmon L. Wray. Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006.


Mallett, Christopher A. “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Critical Review of the Punitive Paradigm Shift.” Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 33, no. 1 (February 2016): 15–24.


McCarter, Susan. “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Primer for Social Workers.” Social Work 62, no. 1 (January 2017): 53–61.


Moss, Simon A., Eunro Lee, Alan Berman, and Daile Rung. “When Do People Value Rehabilitation and Restorative Justice Over the Punishment of Offenders?” Victims & Offenders 14, no. 1 (January 2, 2019): 32–51.


Noll, Mark A. God and Race in American Politics: A Short History. Princeton University Press, 2010.


Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011.


Paul, Gregory D., and Ian M. Borton. “Toward a Communication Perspective of Restorative Justice: Implications for Research, Facilitation, and Assessment.” Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 10, no. 3 (August 2017): 199–219.


Rahnema, Mitra, ed. Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2017.


Redekop, Paul. Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline. Waterloo, Ont. ; Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2008.


Reinke, Amanda J. “The Bureaucratic Violence of Alternative Justice.” Conflict and Society 4, no. 1 (June 1, 2018): 135–150.


Robbins, Steve L. What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue. 1st ed. Mountain View, Calif: Davies-Black Pub, 2008.


Scheuerman, Heather L. “Understanding Shame: Examining How Justice and Emotions Operate in the Context of Restorative Justice.” Sociology Compass 12, no. 2 (February 2018): e12561.


Schiff, Mara. “Can Restorative Justice Disrupt the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline?’” Contemporary Justice Review 21, no. 2 (April 3, 2018): 121–139.


Segovia, Fernando F. Decolonizing Biblical Studies: A View from the Margins. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books, 2000.


Sullivan, Shannon. Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege. American philosophy.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.


Tatum, Beverly Daniel. “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: And Other Conversations about Race. New York: Basic Books, 2003.


Terrell, JoAnne Marie. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2005.


Thandeka. Learning to Be White: Money, Race and God in America. New York London: Continuum, 1999.


Tochluk, Shelly. Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice. Roselle, New Jersey: Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc, 2016.


———. Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009.


Umbreit, Mark S. Crime and Reconciliation: Creative Options for Victims and Offenders. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1985.


Van Camp, Tinneke. “Understanding Victim Participation in Restorative Practices: Looking for Justice for Oneself as Well as for Others.” European Journal of Criminology 14, no. 6 (November 2017): 679–696.


West, Cornel. Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism. Monroe, Me: Common Courage Press, 1993.

———. Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.


West, Traci C. Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.


Zebel, Sven, Wendy Schreurs, and Elze G. Ufkes. “Crime Seriousness and Participation in Restorative Justice: The Role of Time Elapsed since the Offense.” Law and Human Behavior 41, no. 4 (August 2017): 385–397.


Zehr, Howard. Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice. 3rd ed. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2005.


Zosky, Diane. “‘Walking in Her Shoes’: The Impact of Victim Impact Panels on Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence.” Victims & Offenders 13, no. 6 (August 18, 2018): 739–756.