A new video to watch made by Correctional Services Canada: What is Restorative Justice?

Watch  our video on the  RJ Program on Salt Spring Island

There are a number of books, DVDs and other material about restorative justice in the reference section of the Salt Spring Island Public Library. See the folders under 340.114 COM.

RJSS Brochures:

Brochure about RJSS  PDF

Brochure for Affected Person PDF

Brochure for Responsible Person PDF


Please note that all of these titles are available in the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

Amstutz, Lorraine Stutzman. The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing: Bringing Victims and Offenders Together in Dialogue. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2009. [Call No. 364.68 AMS]

Amstutz, Lorraine Stutzman, and Judy H. Mollet. The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005.

Boyes-Watson, Carolyn, and Kay Pranis. Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing and Build Healthy Relationships. Boston, Mass.: Center for Restorative Justice, Suffolk University, 2010.

Brown, Juanita and David Isaacs. The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

Fisher, Roger and Bill Ury. Getting to Yes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. (ebook/hardcopy)

Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association. Inviting Dialogue: Restorative Justice and Victim Offender Conferencing. 6th rev. ed. Langley, BC: Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association, 2012.

Gilliss, Sarah, Susan Reid,  and Rebecca Bromwich. Youth and the Law: New Approaches to Criminal Justice and Child Protection, 3rd Edition. Emond Publishing, 2015

Harper, Gary. The Joy of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villains and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2004.

Lane, Phil, et al. The Sacred Tree. Lethbridge AB: Four Worlds Development Press, 1984.

Law Commission of Canada. Transforming relationships through participatory justice.  Ottawa : Law Commission of Canada, 2003. [Call No. 340.115 LAW]

Morrison, Brenda. Restoring Safe School Communities: As Whole School Response to Bullying, Violence and Alienation. Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press, 2007.

Pranis, Kay. ntercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005. [Call No. 303.69 PRA]

Pranis, Kay; Barry Stuart; Mark Wedge. Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community. St. Paul, Minn.: Living Justice Press, 2003. [Call No. 364.68 PRA]

Riestenberg, Nancy. Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School. St. Paul, Minn.: Living Justice Press, 2012.

Ross, Rupert. Dancing With a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality. Markham, ON: Octapus, 1992. [Call No. 345.71 ROS]

Ross, Rupert. Returning to the Teachings. Toronto: Penguin Books, 1996.

Schein, Edgar. Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. (ebook)

Sprowell, Clare and Marla Sloan. Mediator in a Box: Simple Help for Everyday Conflicts, 2012.

Zaid, Hassan. The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014. (ebook/hardcopy)

Zehr, Howard. The Little Book of Restorative Justice.  Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2002. [Call No. 364.68 ZEH]

Zehr, Howard. Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice. 3rd ed. Waterloo, Ontario: Herald Press, 2005. [Call No. 364.6 ZEH]


Chapman, Gary and Jennifer Thomas. “The Five Languages of Apology”, Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2006 [PDF]


What is Restorative Justice?

Resolving Conflict through Restorative Justice.


Restorative Justice Victoria provides restorative justice information for the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.

Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Prison Fellowship International Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. Its purpose is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan resource of information on restorative justice.

The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking is an international resource centre that supports restorative justice dialogue, research and training.

The Restorative Justice program supports the goals of the Correctional Service of Canada.

The Policy Centre for Victim Issues is a resource of the Canadian Department of Justice that supports victims of crime. It contains the Victim Services Directory (VSD), which has been created by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues of the Department of Justice Canada to help service providers, victims and individuals locate services for victims of crime across Canada.

The Community Justice Initiatives Association operates a number of RJ programs and offers training services.

The Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University offers a program of courses in restorative justice.

Restorative Justice in British Columbia provides Information and resources to RJ practitioners, community partners and all others interested in RJ.

Vancouver Island Restorative Justice Association was formed in the Spring of 2009 to unite, under one umbrella, the restorative justice and conflict resolution programs/practitioners in the area defined as Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Island of British Columbia, Canada.