HEALING COMMUNITIES

Resources

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE, CLICK ON UNDERLINED LINKS TO THE FOLLOWING SITES:

SCRIPTS/HANDOUTS

 

Brief description of circle guidelines
 
Healing circle facilitator script
 
Talking circle script on creating norms
 
Talking/community building circle script with police
 
Talking circle facilitator script on strength (for secondary students)
 
Talking circle facilitator script on Mike Brown shooting
Restorative Intervention Implementation Toolkit
 
 

 RADIO

NPR story on Houston restorative justice program
 
Local NPR story on healing circle between educator and student

 

BOOKS

Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships
By Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis
 
Restoring Safe School Communities: A Whole School Response to Bullying, Violence and Alienation by Brenda Morrison
Taking Restorative Justice to Schools: A Doorway to Discipline,
By Jeannette Holtham
 
The Little Book Series (only $5 each!)
       The Little Book of Restorative Justice, by Howard Zehr
 
Restorative Justice in Urban Schools: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline by Anita Wadhwa
 
 

VIDEOS

Sample video of a talking/community circle
 
Sample video of a healing circle
 

Video on tier 1 of RJ in schools: Community Circles

 

Video on tier 2 of RJ in schools: Healing Circles

 

Video of re-entry circle

 

Video of police officer discussing how he uses RJ

 

Relaxation video ("Jelly Belly") for use in elementary school circles

 

PODCASTS

 

Click here to listen to a "This American Life" podcast on the school to prison pipeline and restorative justice entitled, "Is this working?"

 

ARTICLES

 

Expanding opportunity through restorative justice

 

Brief article by the National Education Association: "Sowing Empathy and Justice in Schools through Restorative Practices"

 

WEBSITES

 

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue, University of Texas at Austin

Restorative Discipline in Schools

 

The Institute for Restorative Communities, Fort Worth

 

Edutopia

"Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools"

 

Fix School Discipline

"Toolkit for Educators", which includes information on alternatives to zero tolerance

 

Restorative Resources

 

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

Discipline Disparities: A Research-to-Practice Collaborative

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE OF HOUSTON!

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