Collected Conference Resources

The following resources were suggested by presenters and participants during the course of the Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity Conference and included here for reference. 

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Abuse of Trust: Healing from Clerical Sexual Abuse (Allan A. Hebert, et al)

Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Howard Zehr)

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Richard Rothstein)

Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities (Edward C Valandra)

Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate (Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ)

The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ)

River of Fire: On Becoming an Activist (Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ)

Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace (Kate Grosmaire)

The Little Book on Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing and Social Transformation (Fania E. Davis)

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Resmaa Menakem) 

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Bryan N. Massingale)  

Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice (David Matzko McCarthy, Vicki Schieber, and Trudy D. Conway)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi)

Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors (Denise K. Lajimodiere)

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Gregory Boyle, SJ)

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship (Gregory Boyle, SJ)

This Tender Land: A Novel (William Kent Krueger)

Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration and a Road to Repair (Danielle Sered)

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)



"Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?" | New York Times Magazine

"Common Justice Executive Director Danielle Sered Confronts Mass Incarceration in Her New Book, 'Until We Reckon'" | Art For Justice Fund



Teen Dating Violence PSA | Florida Restorative Justice Association

Restorative Justice after Murder (Conor McBride's Story) | WCTV

Segregated by Design | Mark Lopez and Richard Rothstein

Unseen Tears | Ron Douglas



Basic Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) Facilitator Training | The Insight Prison Project

Future Dangerousness - Two Part Webinar | Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice | The Oklahoma Eagle

Quarterly meeting of Faith and Race dialogue. Email:

USD Center for Restorative Justice | University of San Diego

Certificate in Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership | University of San Diego



"Response and Implementation Plan" to the USCCB's text “Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration.”
An email copy available from Leonard Rubio at 

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants at the World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law | Pope Francis 

Fratelli Tutti | Pope Francis 

“The Legalization of Restorative Justice: A Fifty-State Empirical Analysis” | Thalia González

Overview of Colorado Restorative Justice Law | Colorado State Senate



Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice | Website

The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice | Website

Order of Malta Pen Pal/Prison Ministry Program | Website

Restorative Action Alliance | Website

Homeboy Industries | Website

GU272 Descendants Association | Website

International Institute of Restorative Practices | Website

Awake | Website