These are restorative justice related videos that are linked from http://www.YouTube.com. The Videos are the intellectual properties of the original owners. FCRJ.ca and RestorativePractices.ca have no affiliation with these videos, we are just posting them as resources.
Victim Story-Unexpected Peace.
A neighbour murdered her father with an axe and injured her. Many years later she finds freedom from her anger and bitterness after a face to face with him.
The Woolf Within
Peter Woolf was a prolific offender, ensconced in a world of violence and depravity, who, by his own reckoning committed about 20,000 crimes. Then he burgled a house, fought with his victim and ended up in prison yet again. This time though it was different. Peter met with his victim, Will, in a restorative justice session that took place in the prison. The meeting changed both their lives for ever. Peter and Will tell their stories in this film which coincides with the launch of Peter's book, The Damage Done published by Bantum Press and the launch of Why me? founded by Will, a campaign group set up by and for victims of crime who have benefited from restorative justice and want others to be able to benefit from the same opportunity.
Burning Bridges Trailer
"Burning Bridges" is a 35-minute documentary about the arson of Mood's Bridge, a historic covered bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, and the restorative conference held in its wake. The International Institute for Restorative Practices facilitated this emotional conference, which brought together the six young men who burned down the bridge with their families and members of the community. Using news footage, interviews and video of the acutal conference, the documentary tells the story of a community moving through grief and anger to healing.
RJ Final Cut
Final cut is a film about a restorative justice program in Montgomery, AL, which brings together victims and offenders to talk about how a crime affected them in order to provide healing.
The Transformation of West Philadelphia High School- A Story of Hope
This video from the International Institute for Restorative Practices includes interviews with staff and students of West Philadelphia High School, which was on Pennsylvania's "Persistently Dangerous Schools" list for six years, but has improved immensely, due to strong administrative leadership and the implementation of restorative practices.
Building Our Community
Building Our Community" is a 15-minute documentary about the positive impact of restorative practices at Collingwood Primary School, in Hull, UK, a city facing some of the most acute economic and social challenges in England. Once a school in crisis, with the adoption of restorative principles and practices Collingwood has built a highly positive school culture, created an exceptional sense of community and helped its pupils develop the skills to feel respected, secure, happy and able to make the most of their lives.
This upbeat and informative video features interviews with teachers, students and parents who share how they have benefited from the self-knowledge and empowerment that has evolved during the restorative journey. Its an engaging introduction to restorative practices as implemented in a school that's determined to give everyone a voice and a strong foundation for academic and emotional growth.
What is Youth Asset Development?
Youth asset development can be defined as the on going process in which all youth are engaged in attempting to meet their basic personal and social needs to be safe, feel valued, be useful, be cared for and feel spiritually grounded and to build skill and competencies that allow them to function and contribute in their daily lives. (Pittman 1993 pg. 8)
As adult parents, coaches, teachers, neighbors we have the opportunity daily, to nurture and support children through the 40 developmental assets philosophy. This philosophy can be applied to everything we do with youth.