Watch the clip, reflect on it, share it with others and have a conversation:
- How did this story affect you?
- Would you feel like you received justice if this happened to you?
- What would it be like if you were in the place of the offender?
- What would it be like if you were in the place of the person who had been harmed?
- Do you think justice was served?
Everyday we are throwing away opportunities to engage the talents and intellect of young people. The current punitive criminal justice practices limit a robust future by disproportionately targeting black and brown children, diminishing our collective future.
Alternatives to our current system are emerging. There are practices, such as restorative justice, seeded in deep indigenous wisdom that are supporting significantly decreased recidivism rates. These practices are gaining popularity in school districts and judicial systems around the country.
In this clip from our upcoming film (coming in 2017) on Healing and Justice, Sujatha Baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice describes an example of a diversion process that restores wholeness and satisfaction to the person who was harmed and the person who did the harm. This type of outcome actually repairs, connects and expands communities. These types of outcomes contribute and impact the building a more equitable society for everyone!
For six weeks this Summer we are offering free clips from our new film (coming in 2017) that explores what is justice, really, how the national conversation of justice has been framed and systems set up that are inequitable, ineffective and perpetuate harm, and why healing is such an important component of justice.
We hope these free film clips will move you, inspire you and spur on your conversations and work. We can't wait to connect with you and hear what you think!
Towards Justice and Healing, with love,
The World Trust Team