Restorative Justice Resources

Published: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016


Why me? produce books, DVDs and resources suitable for criminal justice professionals, teachers, restorative justice practitioners and individuals interested in learning more about the Restorative Justice process.

Restorative Justice Reenactment Video

This short film is based on a  Restorative Justice meeting, which took place in the UK between a female offender and one of her victims. The script is an adapted version of the meeting where the victim talks about the impact on her life of being burgled and the offender talks about the reasons why she did it. A great resource, for the full version please visit the Observer Programme page

Repairing the Harm DVD

Victims of crime share their story and how taking part in the Restorative Justice (RJ) has helped them move forward. This six minute video is suitable for those new to RJ and/or practitioners wanting to encourage discuss and demonstrate the impact.

Copies of the Repairing the Harm DVD can be purchased for £5.75 (including post and packing to the UK) via Paypal.


The Damage Done Book

Peter Woolf a prolific offender brought  up in a life of crime shares his story and introduction to RJ. Copies of the book, by Peter Woolf, “The Damage Done”, can be purchased for £12.50 (including post and packing to the UK) via Paypal.




The Woolf Within

Peter Woolf and Will Riley tell their story of how they met in this short yet powerful film. Copies of the DVD “The Woolf Within” can be purchased for £5.75 (including postage and packing to the UK) via Paypal. The Woolf Within also available with English sub-titles.




The Evidence for Restorative Justice

In 2001, the UK Government funded a large scale study into the effectiveness of Restorative Justice. Its findings were presented in four reports by Joanna Shapland et al. Read our summary, with links to the full reports.

Briefing paper on Victims’ Access to Justice and Victim Satisfaction

This briefing paper reports victims’ access to justice and satisfaction for victims of crime in the UK.  It provides an overview of the Victims Code and Victim Personal statements and how these can impact victim satisfaction and highlights some of the issues that victims face throughout the Criminal Justice System.


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