Ting Forum on Restorative Justice
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2 DVD set (50 min. & 65 min.)
Part One - Reverend Pierre Allard, former Chaplain with Correctional Services Canada, delivers powerful, personal stories which highlight the effectiveness and impact of restorative justice. After 35 years of working in Canada's federal prison system, Allard is convinced that restorative justice is the only vision of justice comprehensive enough to address our most serious social and criminal problems. Allard demonstrates that courage, compassion and creativity along with truth telling and inclusion provide the necessary conditions for social and personal healing in the face of criminal harm. He calls upon each of us to be involved in this groundshifting movement to restore and revision our justice system. The panel discussion and response to Pierre Allard's address further highlights the groundbreaking work done, mostly by volunteers, to promote restorative practices which challenge the very nature of punishment and encourage a more human and common sense repsonse to harm and wrongdoing.
Part 2 - Reverend Pierre Allard is joined by Dr. Liz Elliott from Simon Fraser University, Parole Board Elder Art Shofley, Brian Lang, Director of Community Corrections and Susan Underwood, Executive Director of Partners In Learning and the discussion on restorative justice continues with the audience. (2 DVD set, Copyright 2010 Heartspeak Productions)