OUSD:RJOY Implementation Guide


What School Discipline Strategies Say About Race Relations in Today’s Schools” by USC Rossier’s, online masters in school counseling program.

“Truth and reconciliation is coming to America from the grassroots” by Fania E. Davis
“This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now” by Fania Davis

Restorative Justice program has become a vital tool for public by Fania Davis. The Oakland Tribune. 

“This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now” by Fania Davis. YES! Magazine, Truthout, and Common Dreams. 

When kin of slaves and owner meet” – An Article on Virginia’s Groundbreaking Restorative Justice Program by Wayne Drash.

Circles of Change: Bringing a more compassionate justice system to troubled youth in Oakland” by Micky Duxbury. The East Bay Monthly.

What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Fania Davis. Tikkun Magazine

Silver lining in the investigation of Oakland’s school district” by Fania Davis. The Oakland Tribune.


Race and Reconciliation

Fania Davis and student Destiny Shabaz share about the impacts of RJOY’s work. Published by Restorative Justice on the Rise.


A Selected Restorative Justice Bibliography

Amstutz, L. S., Mullet, J.,   2005, The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools,
Intercourse, PA.: Good Books.

Boyes-Watson, Carolyn, 2008, Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth, Minnesota :Living Justice Press.

Daly, K. and Immarigeon, R.  1998.  “The Past, Present, and Future of Restorative Justice:
Some Critical Reflections.”  Contemporary Justice Review (Special Issue:

“The Phenomenon of Restorative Justice”) 1(1):29.
Davis, Fania E., 2005.  “Ghandi’s Justice, Restorative Justice”

Hadley, M. ed.  2001.  The Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice.

Albany :  State    University  New York Press.

Hayner, P. B. 2001, Unspeakable Truths. N.Y.: Routledge.

Hudson, J., Morris, A., Maxwell, G. & Galaway, B. ed. 1996.  Family group conferences:
Perspectives on policy and practice.
Monsey , N.Y. : Willow Tree Press.

Little Bear L. 1994.  “Jagged worldviews colliding.”  Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision, ed. M. Battiste. Vancouver : University of British Colombia Press.

Mennonite Central Committee. 1994.
“Restorative Justice: Rebirth of an Ancient Practice.”
Occasional papers of the Mennonite Central Committee Canada Victim Offender Ministries Program and the Mennonite Central Committee US. Office of Criminal Justice, February 1994; No. 14.

Mika, H., Achilles, M., Halbert, E., Amstutz, L.S., Zehr, H.  2004.
Taking victims and their advocates seriously: A listening project.
Akron , PA. : Mennonite Central     Committee Office on Crime and Justice.

Pranis, K.,  Stuart, B. &  Wedge, M.  2003.  Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community.
Living Justice Press.

Pranis, K. 2005, The Little Book of  Circle Processes, Intercourse, PA: Good Books

Roche, D. 2003.  Accountability in Restorative Justice. Oxford University Press.

Ross, R. 1996.   Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice.  Canada : Penguin.

Sharpe, S.  1998. Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change [ Edmonton Victim Offender Mediation Society, #205, 10711-107 Ave., Edmonton , Alberta T5H 0W6 , Canada ].

Toews B. and Zehr, H. 2004, Critical Issues in Restorative Justice
Monsey NY:Criminal Justice Press and Willow Tree Press.

Toews, B., 2007, The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison,
Intercourse, PA: Good Books.

Tutu, D. 1999.  No future without forgiveness. N.Y.:Doubleday.

Umbreit, M.S. 1994. Victim meets offender: The impact of restorative justice and    mediation.
Monsey , NY : Criminal Justice Press

Van Ness, D.W. 1996.  “Restorative justice and international human rights.”
Restorative justice:  International perspectives,
ed. B. Galaway & J. Hudson, NY and Amsterdam :
Kugler Publications.

Weitekamp, E.G.M.  1999.  “The History of Restorative Justice”, in Restorative Juvenile Justice,
ed. Bazemore, G. & Walgrave, L.  Monsey NY : Willow Tree Press.

Yazzie, R. 1995.  “Healing as Justice: The American Experience”, Justice as
Healing, Spring 1995.

Zehr, H.  1990.  Changing Lenses:  A new focus for crime and justice.
Scottdale,PA: Herald Press.

Zehr, H.   2002.  The Little Book of Restorative Justice.
Intercourse, Pa. :Good Books.

Zion , J.W. 1778. “The Dynamics of Navajo Peaemaking.”
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice,
Vol. 14, No. 1, Feb. 1998, at 58-74.  ____:Sage Publications.



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Balanced and Restorative Justice: An Information Manual for California :

Restorative Justice Theory Resources

International Institute for Restorative Practices

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