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  1. Building Community Justice Partnerships: Community Peacemaking Circles -Judge Barry Stuart - Yukon Territory
    Judge Stuart's work, based primarily on the experience of the Kwanlin DunFirst Nation in the Yukon Territory, is a comprehensive step-by-step guideto the Sentencing Circle process.
    Barry Stuart's book is a vital tool for First Nations communitiescontemplating the use of Sentencing Circles as an alternate disputeresolution method. In conjunction with clear and concise information onprocedures, and written from the perceptive of a judge, Barry Stuart's workalso ‘speaks from the heart'. He indicates the "the ideas, hopes andinsights within this book spring from the work of people, communities, andgovernment agencies developing new ways of dealing with conflict withinfamilies, communities and within the workplace". 141 pp.
    Distributor: Aboriginal Justice Learning Network

  2. Picture of Crime in Canada (Statistical Review) May 1998.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  3. Fact Sheets on Six Community-Based Crime Prevention Programs
    • KidSafe - Vancouver
    • First Nations Journeys of Justice - British Columbia
    • The Neighborhood Parenting Support Network - Winnipeg
    • Promis - Montréal
    • Youville Centre - Ottawa
    • Moncton Headstart - Moncton
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  4. Jack's Troubled Career (an economic analysis of the cost of crime)
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  5. Building Safer Communities (a Parlimentarian's crime prevention handbook)
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  6. Building a Safer Canada (a community-based crime prevention manual)
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  7. Step by Step (evaluating your community crime prevention efforts)
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Centre

  8. Youth Justice Information Kit
    The Youth Justice Information Kit contains 20 pamphlets and a Directory ofPEI Community Resources and is available free of charge from CLIA. The Kitgrew out of a research project undertaken in 1993 by the Adventure Group (anadventure-based counselling and education program for youth at risk) inCharlottetown. Youth participants identified the youth justice system andcriminal law as an area where they needed more information. A further focusgroup meeting with both the Adventure Group and Community Legal InformationAssociation (CLIA) resulted in the development of a legal informationproject funded through Health Canada's Drug Strategy Program. The projectinvolved both the development of leadership skills around alcohol and druguse for Adventure Group participants and the production of legal informationby CLIA.
    Distributor: Community Legal Information Association (CLIA)

  9. Preventing Crime by Investing in Families: An Integrated Approach toPromote Positive Outcomes in Children, June 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  10. Preventing Crime by Investing in Families: Promoting Positive Outcomesin Children Six to Twelve Years Old, May 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  11. Preventing Crime by Investing in Families and Communities: PromotingPositive Outcomes in Youth Twelve to Eighteen Years Old, May 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  12. Prevention and Children Committee: A Compendium of Approaches fromAcross Canada, April 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  13. Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs Conductingthe Comprehensive Review of the Young Offenders Act, December 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  14. Clear Limits and Real Opportunities: The Keys to Preventing Youth Crime,December 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  15. The Dollars and Sense of a Comprehensive Crime Prevention Strategy forCanada, January 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  16. Offender Profiles, September 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  17. Picture of Crime in Canada, September 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  18. Resiliency in Young Children, November 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  19. Risks or Threats to Children, November 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  20. Clear Limits and Real Opportunities... The Keys to Preventing YouthCrime, December 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  21. Proposal on Proceeds of Crime, December 1995.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  22. Safety and Savings: Crime Prevention Through Social Development, March 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  23. A Compendium of Approaches from Across Canada, April 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  24. Evaluating community-based crime prevention projects: A checklist ofapproaches and options, September 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  25. Money Well Spent: Investing in Preventing Crime, September 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  26. The Determinants of Health and Children, September 1996.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  27. Young People Say, January 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  28. Incarceration in Canada, April 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  29. Guidelines for cooperation and technical assistance in the field of urban crime, June 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  30. A compendium of crime prevention organizations, June 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  31. Mobilizing for action: The Second Report, June 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  32. Bullying and Victimization: The Problems and Solutions for School-AgedChildren, June 1997.
    Distributor: National Crime Prevention Council

  33. Restorative Justice: Toward Nonviolence, The Discussion on Crime andJustice Continues, by the Rev. Virginia MacKey, Presbyterian CriminalJustice Program, National Ministries Division, Presbyterian Church (USA),revised edition, 1997.
    PDS # 72-630-96-705.
    Distributor: Presbyterian Criminal Justice Program

  34. Teacher's/Facilitator's Guide - Resolving conflict through use of a Circle.
    Distributor: Restorative Justice and Dispute Resolution Unit

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    Free Videos

  35. Restorative Justice: Making Things Right. A video (22 minutes) andDiscussion Guide for use with young people and adults.
    Distributor: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Lending Library

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    Almost Free Resources

  36. Justice, and Only Justice... The Church and the Criminal Justice System,Church and Society Magazine, March/April 1997, $2.50US, plus shipping andhandling. PDS # 72-930-97-602. An excellent issue.
    Distributor: Presbyterian Criminal Justice Programs

  37. Close Encounters of the Justice System Kind, a theme action course forolder youth; a six session program that takes a look at the meaning ofjustice and issues related to the community, victims and offenders; sessiontitles include We're Perplexed, Justice or "Just Deserts"?, "An eye for aneye" or "You shall not kill"... PDS #044583 for $6.55US plus shipping andhandling.
    Distributor: Presbyterian Criminal Justice Programs

  38. Towards A Justice that Heals, MacCallum-Patterson, Morton, The UnitedChurch Publishing House, 1988. $7.95 1-800-268-3781.
    "Candid, readable,pastorally-sensitive, biblically insightful...The most shocking thing of allwas the discovery that faith communities typically freeze out crime victimsas effectively as they do offenders." For pastors, congregations, studygroups and individuals who care to become more sensitive healers.

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  39. Restoring Justice video, 51 minute documentary ($5.00US, plus shippingand handling PDS #72-630-96-720; script is free - PDS #72-630-96-725.
    Distributor: Presbyterian Criminal Justice Programs

  40. Perspectives on achieving satisfying justice: The challenge before us -LORRAINE BERZINS, Church Council on Justice and Corrections - The conferencebegan with prayers for spiritual guidance and opening address. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  41. Experiences 1 & 2 - WILMA DERKSEN, Family Survivors of Homicide(Manitoba), is a mother whose thirteen year old daughter Candace waskidnapped and killed. The murdered was never found + GLENN FLETT, Long TermInmates Now in Community (LINC), B.C., a lifer and chronic offender, Glennspoke of his experience of nearly 23 years behind bars in Ont. And BC. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  42. Experiences with the System 3 - LEE LAKEMAN, Canadian Association ofSexual Assault Centres, BC, a long time women's crisis centre advocate andworker, Lee spoke of her frustration with new initiatives of the justicesystem which she believes fails to address the issues of racism, women'sequality and poverty. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  43. Experiences with the System 4 - ANDREJS BERZINS, Crown Attorney ofOttawa-Carleton, spoke candidly of his own 23 year experience with a justicesystem which he believes is overburdened, impersonal and ineffective. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  44. Experiences with the System 5 - SHARON McIVOR, a small town lawyer whowas not involved in wider issues until she served as an advisor in thedesign and building of the new healing lodge in Maple Creek Saskatchewan forfederally sentenced native women. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  45. A Values Framework - DAN VAN NESS,- Prison Fellowship International, Washington, D.C., a U.S.-based lawyer andprofessor who grew up in Canada, uses the analogy of building a house toconvey the fundamental values and principles needed to build a soundrestorative justice system. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  46. Restorative Justice at Work -2 - ROSEMARY COUCH spoke of the importanceof the community as the place where justice begins - based on herexperiences with the Kwanlin Dun First National community in the Yukon. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  47. Restorative Justice at Work -3 - RCMP Sgt. Jake Bouwman spoke of hisskepticism about restorative justice approaches until he read something thatchanged his mind... $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  48. Restorative Justice at Work -4 & 5 - GRAHAM REDDOCH, John Howard Societyof Manitoba, spoke of the important work in their innovative program calledRestorative Resolutions; KAY PRANIS, Restorative justice planner with theMinnesota Department of Corrections, spoke on the importance of communityinvolvement. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  49. Restorative Justice at Work -6 - JOY WATERS, Director of Community andCorrectional Services from the Yukon, spoke of taking a restorative approachto child sexual abuse. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  50. The Needs of Victims - 1 - SUSAN SAVEREUX, spoke personally about herfamily's experience of mediation after her brother was killed by an impaireddriver - $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  51. The Needs of Victims - 2 - WILMA DERKSEN, author of Have You SeenCandace?, wrote about the experience of losing her 13 - year old daughterCandace who was kidnapped. The murderer was never found. Wilma shared fromher experience and that of others. She has developed a list of fifteenbasic needs of victims of serious crime. $9.95Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.


    Tapes 52 - 59 THE MARKET PLACE SPEAKER'S CORNER feature representatives from all across Canada & elsewhere who have been implementing practical examplesof restorative justice. Here are just a few examples of people trying to change the way we do justice:

  52. DON THOMPSON - #1, Parrainage social, Centre de détention, Sherbrooke,QC. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  53. JONATHAN RUDIN - #2, Program Director with Aboriginal Legal Services ofToronto. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  54. MICHAEL PHILLIPS - #3, Acting Director of planning and administration inthe office of the Attorney General of Ontario. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  55. MICHELLE JOUBERT - #4, Director, Restorative Resolutions with the JohnHoward Society of Manitoba. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  56. VAL NAPOLEON - #5, Researcher, Gitxsan Treaty Office, Hazelton BritishColumbia. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  57. RCMP SGT. JAKE BOUWMAN - #6, Tells a story related to the Family GroupConferencing project in Sparwood, B.C. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  58. ROBERT DAVIES - #7, Assistant Chief Constable with the Thames ValleyPolice Department, Kiddlington, Oxford, England. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  59. KEN ACTON - #8, Director of Mediation Services, Saskatchewan Justice. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  60. DARREN WINEGARDEN & KATHY LOUIS (.7 hr.) - Winegarden, Director ofJustice, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, spoke about thefundamental difference between the European model of justice and the firstnations approach to justice; Louis, Regional Vice Chairperson, PacificRegion National Parole Board, spoke about some practical issues relating tonative spirituality and justice. $14.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  61. RESEARCH & EVAL..SCOTT CLARK/JOAN NUFFIELD - The Symposium recognized the importance of research and evaluation in the development andimplementation of restorative justice. Clark, Acting Director, Research &Statistics Section, Dept. of Justice Canada, coordinated a pre-symposium dayto discuss research concerns and reported on their deliberations; Nuffield,a researcher and consultant in criminal justice, outlined 12 key questionsthat need to be addressed in the research and evaluation of restorativejustice initiatives. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  62. WORKSHOP: YOUTH JUSTICE - JOHNLABATT (1.4 hr.) Director, Community Youth Services, Saskatchewan SocialServices, "How can the restorative frame of reference be used to better meetthe needs of vulnerable children and youth, and change the youth justicesystem?" $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  63. WORKSHOP: BUILDING COMMUNITY SUPPORT (1.1 hr.) Cal Cole, CommunityRepresentatives, Citizens Crime Prevention Association of Newfoundland andLabrador, spoke about youth alternative measures in Newfoundland? RonTaylor, PEI Youth Centre, spoke of bringing the restorative justice conceptsinside a youth correctional institute. Rick Prashaw, Communications andYouth Justice Coordinator, Church Council on Justice and Corrections,co-author of Satisfying Justice. Other resource persons: Etta Connor andMarg Stanowski. Experience is showing that community support is criticalfor successful restorative programs. What lessons have we learned aboutcommunity development in the past that could assist us in generating suchsupport? $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  64. PIERRE ALLARD + MICHAEL HADLEY (.6 hr.) - The final Perspective onAchieving Satisfying Justice was presented by Rev. Pierre Allard, DirectorGeneral, Chaplaincy, C.S.C. who spoke about the relationship between faithand justice; Michael Hadley, Director, Centre for the Study of Religion andSociety, U. of Victoria, also spoke of the important relationship betweenspirituality and justice. $14.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  65. JURISDICTIONAL ACTION PLANS - Facilitator: Sylvia McMechan, ExecutiveDirector, The Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution: at theSymposium, the participants divided into groups to discuss jurisdictionalaction plans. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  66. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? HON. JOHN T. NILSON - Attorney General andMinister of Justice, Saskatchewan, gave the closing address a reflection ofthe conference's goal of implementation. He represents someone who isfacing the needs for change in his own jurisdiction. Following JohnNilson's speech, we asked him about the parallels between the birth of thepublic health care system and restorative justice? (3 minutes) $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

  67. REFLECTIONS & CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE: A number of people areinterviewed for their feedback on the conference and views on relevantissues; After several days of deep sharing, the conference ends withprayers. $9.95
    Distributor: Naklik Productions Inc.

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Distributors List

Aboriginal Justice Learning Network
Justice Canada
275 Sparks Street
10th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H8
Phone: (613) 941-2974
Fax: (613) 957-4697

Community Legal Information Association
1st Floor, Sullivan Building
20 Fitzroy Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Phone: (902)892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798
Email: contact@cliapei.ca

National Crime Prevention Centre
c/o Justice Resource Service
Attn: Jill Lightwood
P.O. Box 2000
1st Floor, Sullivan Building
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 368-4583
Fax: (902) 368-4096
E-mail: ncpc@web.net
Website: www.crime-prevention.org/ncpc/

National Crime Prevention Council
5th Floor, 275 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H8
Phone: (613) 941-0505
Fax: (613) 946-9996
E-mail: ncpc@web.net
Website: www.crime-prevention.org/ncpc/

Naklik Productions Inc.
c/o MacKay & Sanderson
251 Bank Street, Suite 305
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
Phone: (613) 230-3888
Fax: (613) 238-3288
E-mail: jcollins@qouest.net

Presbyterian Criminal Justice Program
National Ministries Division
Presbyterian Church (USA)
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Phone: (502) 569-5803 or 1-800-524-2612

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada
134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Phone: (204) 261-6381

Restorative Justice and Dispute Resolution Unit
c/o Jane Miller-Ashton
Correctional Service of Canada,
340 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1A 0P9
Phone: (613) 992-2017
Fax: (613) 943-2171

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