This page features Chicago-specific videos/films that address themselves to restorative and/or transformative justice. This list is a work in progress and we will be including more videos in the future. If you have a video/film that you would like us to feature here, please send us the link at

Chicago Restorative and Transformative Justice in Action
On August 17, filmmaker and artist Gretchen Hasse interviewed participants of our gathering about RJ and TJ. The result is this excellent introductory video.

Restoring Hope

Leah Varjacques created a short video featuring Circles and Ciphers and others. It focuses on using restorative practices in youth work.

restoring hope from Leah Varjacques on Vimeo.

Message Matters
During the summer of 2011, the Free Spirit Media/Umoja Community Builders learned about restorative justice and how to implement those practices in their daily lives. This documentary is the story of their learning.

Justice Circle
Tony Joplin of the Southwest Youth Collaborative speaks about how they have used peace making circles in their community.

Restorative Justice in Action: A Chicago Example
A young man named Mickey recently released from prison goes back to the site of a robbery that he committed at 15 years old. There, he apologizes to the victims of his crime. It’s a powerful clip.

Creating A Connected Community
This is a video documenting a summer restorative justice leadership program for Chicago youth by Alternatives Inc.

Father Dave Kelly: Precious Blood Ministry

The following is a short profile of Father Kelly and his work at Precious Blood Ministry which is focused on reconciliation and restorative justice.

The following is a video that describes in greater depth the work at Precious Blood Ministry.

The following video describes police-youth circles:

Youth & Police Healing Circles: Illuminating the Power of Restorative Justice from Community Justice for Youth on Vimeo.

Video show how restorative justice is used in an Oakland school:

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