The RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE package consists of the following four programs:

Talking Justice is a conversation between Larry Moore, community justice advocate and producer director of Heartspeak Productions and Gerry Johnstone, Professor of Law at the University of Hull, UK about critical issues and possible limits faced by proponents of restorative practices. Tensions and common ground between the different values of three key concepts of restorative justice; encounter, reparation and transformation, are explored. 45 minutes

Moana Brown has been working in the field of Secondary School Education in New Zealand for the last 17 years in the areas of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Maori Language. In this video, she focuses on experiences of Maori students and their families and the extent to which restorative practices have engaged them in a fair, equitable and empowering process. Moana describes practices which invite students, parents and communities to make conscious choices and to generate more possibilities in their learning community. Moana’s work is dedicated to building resiliency and capacity within schools. From the 2nd International Conference on Restorative Practices: Hosted by Restorative Practices International and The Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University. 45 minutes

Sergeant Barry McIntosh and Constable Kevin Mack explain that using a restorative model to respond to conflict is only one element of a better community. Their efforts engage various levels of government service and community organizations to more fully support families and young people. The aim of their project is to break the cycle of disengagement and disadvantage through early and diverse intervention. Sergeants McIntosh and Mack each have over 30 years experience in policing and are trained Family Group Conference and Restorative Process conveners. 36 minutes

This presentation from the March 2009 Aboriginal Justice Strategy Conference, in Vancouver BC, features two brave First Nations women who challenged convention, bureaucracy and themselves to discover a healing process which included face to face reconciliation between them: one the family survivor of the murder committed by the other. Their common experiences, cultural values and quest for healing show how truth, respect and honesty help to form an innate sense of justice so often ignored by typical legal and corrective proceedings. Their persistence, despite all odds, to follow a spiritual path to justice, and to exhibit such a profound sense of inclusion and acceptance in the face of tragedy, challenges not only our cultural expression or ideas of justice, but our personal strengths, our convictions and the fortitude of our compassion. 69 minutes

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