Videos and Films on Restorative Justice

Please note that this listing is only partial; we know that there are many additional films and videos available on community and restorative justice. To recommend a title for this resource page, please contact Jessamin Cipollina, Associate Editor, NACRJ Website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide both title and a link.

A. Short Creative Introductions to Restorative Justice

  1. A New Story of Justice: Nonviolence and Restorative Justice (Animated graphics; 3:30 min.; produced by the Metta Center for Nonviolence)
  2. Introduction to Restorative Approaches (Animated graphics; 2:20; produced by Resolve Consultants UK)
  3. What is Restorative Justice? Let's Repair Our Broken System (Animated graphics; 1:32; produced by Camp Stomping Grounds)
  4. Why Do We Need Restorative Justice? (Animated graphics; 3:00; produced by Brave New Films)

B. TED Talks on Restorative Justice

  1. The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice Daniel Reisel TED Talk Feb. 2013
  2. Forgiveness In The Criminal Justice System Judge Sheila D.J. Calloway | TEDxNashville
  3. Repairing our Schools through Restorative Justice Jean Klasovsky at TEDxWellsStreetED
  4. Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger TEDWomen 2016
  5. We Need to Talk About an Injustice  Bryan Stevenson  TED Talk 2012

C. Videos on Restorative Dialogue Models

  1. A Restorative Justice Meeting (Short Version 9 min.)
  2. Restorative Welcome and Re-entry Circle (14 min.)

D. Videos on Restorative Practices in Schools

  1. Restorative Resources Pilot Programs in Santa Rosa Schools (10 min.)
  2. What is Restorative Justice? (3 min.) Restorative Justice Initiative, New York

E. Trailors for Major Films on Restorative Justice

  1. Beyond Punishment (trailer) More info
  2. Healing Justice (trailer) More info   
  3. Circle Up (Massachusetts' first Victim Offender Dialogue for a murder case)  Recommended for all groups from high schools to prisons.

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