Useful Materials

David T. Deal, “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” unpublished manuscript, revised April 2017 (available on request.)

David T. Deal, “Primer on Restorative Justice,” unpublished manuscript, February 2016 (available on request).

Key Organization Links

Restorative Justice Online,; offers a world view of restorative justice news, including a searchable Online RJ Library of over 9,000 items, including many school-related materials.

International Institute for Restorative Practices,; includes a searchable online IIRP Collection containing many school-related items; see also

National Association for Community and Restorative Justice,; holds 3-day national conference every 2 years; its eclectic program includes government programs, faith-based programs, indigenous practices, and current research.

Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia,


    Summer 2016
    Facilitated pre-final sentencing Victim Offender Conference for serious automobile accident-related case in Jefferson County, West Virginia Circuit Court case.
    July 21, 2016

    Spring 2016
    "Introduction to Restorative Justice," annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center alternative dispute resolution class.
    March 31, 2015

    Winter 2016
    Keynote presentation offender at Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky conference in Louisville, "Breaking the Chains That Bind: Restorative Justice, Prison, and Re-Entry Ministry."
    February 26-27, 2016

    Winter 2015
    With Episcopal clergy and Bureau of Prisons representatives commenced exploration of pilot project integrating restorative justice with existing prison mentoring program for inmates scheduled for community re-entry.
    January, 2015

    December 2014
    Served as facilitator at American Anthropological Association annual conference for process directed at guaging AAA members' views on Israel-Palestine tensions and the prospect of an AAA resolution endorsing a boycott of Israeli educational institutions.
    December 4, 2014

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