Yesterday I showed my students at UWRF two You Tube videos. I thought it would help to provide people the links here . . . and offer you a description and explanation. I love checking what is new on You Tube, I sort the videos by dates added, so I just check back every few months. A seven minute video can explain so much. You can send these in emails and watch them again!
Healing River – this is about 8 minutes long, you get to see some of our Canadian leaders in RJ, and Kay Pranis. It’s a few year old and is from a video that is longer. I learned about Healing River from my friend Don Haldeman, he uses the video in teaching Circles & RJ. Don shared his syllabus with me, he’s one of the reasons I teach now! Hi Don!
Woolf Within – this is great! It’s from across the pond, 10 minutes long and it’s filmed with a little edit at the end really showing some good victim/offender reconciliation. If you haven’t heard, a victim became such an advocate that in May 2008 he launched a non-profit to bring more victims to RJ.
Our neighbors in MN have been doing Restorative Justice focused on “liveability crimes” this is a great 7 minutes example of the why, how and how well RJ has been working for them!
I love NPR’s “This I believe” series. They are on tour with book number two. Take some time around that site. My life changed when I read one posted by a Nike Executive, his Mom taught him to acknowledge every person. I searched the essays for Restorative Justice and found 4 entries, I really liked these three.