The Center for Restorative Justice is dedicated to promoting conversations among New England residents interested in exploring restorative practices. To that end, we offer the following resources:
Heart of Hope: A guide for using peacemaking circles to develop emotional literacy, promote healing & build relationships
Authors: Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis
For ordering information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth
Authors: Carolyn Boyes-Watson
For ordering information, visit Living Justice Press
The Getting Started Guide in Restorative Justice: A Guide for New England
Authors: Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Candace Julyan
Publication date: 2005
This guide is designed to assist groups and individuals interested in developing restorative justice programs in their communities. The guide illustrates the various ways that existing programs began and developed their structure and practice.
Download a PDF version of the Guide
The CRJ Paper Series
The Center offers writings on topics related to restorative practices and principles.
- Reflections from the Field: Hampden County Community Accountability Board Program (PDF), by Mary Quinn
- Making Peace in Northern Ireland (PDF), by Breidge Gadd
- Redefining Justice, by Carolyn Boyes-Watson
- Holding the Space: the Journey of Circles at Roca (PDF), by Carolyn Boyes-Watson
- Seeds of Change: Using Peacemaking Circles to Build a Village for Every Child, by Carolyn Boyes-Watson
- Learning by Heart: Restoring Hope to Our Schools (PDF), by Carolyn Boyes-Watson
Additional Web Resources
The following is a non-exhaustive list of links to information related to restorative justice.
Boston Theological Institute's Restorative Justice Working Group
An informal collaborative effort convened by the BTI and the Center for Restorative Justice, to promote dialog within and between the legal and theological communities.
Houses of Healing
Information and excerpts from Robin Casarjian's book, which forms the basis for the Emotional Awareness/Emotional Healing program taught in Massachusetts prisons.
Vermont Department of Corrections
Directory of restorative and community services, including conferencing, reparative probation, assessment and 5-year strategy.
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
Speaker series, local news, and volunteer opportunities.
Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
A project of the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, offers extensive resources (in PDF format) on victim/offender mediation, circles, and training.
Victim-Offender Mediation Association
Resources for practitioners and general interest, including newsletters, case studies and guidelines for mediation.
Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition
Includes papers by restorative justice planner Kay Pranis and fact sheets on juvenile corrections.
Native Law Center of Canada
Justice as Healing Newsletter and well-organized collection of resources on Aboriginal law, including theoretical papers and case studies.