Restorative Justice Resources

MRJC’s library has many resources on Restorative Justice as the principles of Restorative Justice and Mediation are at the core of everything that we do.  Here are a few resources that you can download to help you to understand Restorative Justice and how it can positively impact your community.

Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change

MRJC is the distribution source for Susan Sharpe’s book “Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change” This publication clarifies what restorative justice is, what it can mean at the community level, and what is important for sound and effective restorative justice programs.

To find out more about the book please contact MRJC at 780.423.0896.

To order a copy of Susan Sharpe’s Restorative Justice: A Vision for Healing and Change, please complete the order form and forward to

Restorative Justice:  A Vision for Healing and Change Order Form

A Practical Resource
This compelling and practical book challenges some of our most basic ideas about crime and justice. It invites readers to understand crime and to define accountability in new ways. This book can help communities develop new ways of responding to crime. It offers readers deeper understanding of:

the principles of restorative justice;
common restorative justice practices;
key aspects of sound restorative justice programs.
- David Gustafson, Co-Director of Community Justice Initiatives, Langley, BC

"Susan Sharpe’s handbook is great - probably the best around. I like the refreshing way that values and principles are articulated, their connection to implementation issues, and the concise summaries of issues and programs." - Howard Zehr, Professor of Sociology and Restorative Justice, and author of Changing Lenses

"...invaluable advice to anyone interested in the practicalities of justice reform." - David Moore, Director, Transformative Justice Australia

About the Author
Susan Sharpe is a mediator, facilitator, and trainer in private practice. She has volunteered with the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre’s Victim Offender Mediation program since it was established.


Restorative Justice in the Context of Domestic Violence:  Literature Review

A Literature Review
This literature review was written for the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre (MRJC), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, through the support of the Kristie Charitable Foundation.

The document reflects the generous help of people who reviewed a previous draft of this document and sent insightful comments and suggestions. We are grateful to Sharon Chrismas, Meredith Egan, Carol-Anne Grenier, Arlene Groh, Jennifer Haslett, Judith Lake, Jan Moran, James Ptacek, and Pamela Rubin.

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Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence Research Project:  Final Report

This document is the final report completed at the completion of a five year Action Research project undertaken by MRJC. The purpose of the project was to examine if, and under what conditions, restorative processes can positively impact people involved in domestic violence, that is, to examine how and to what extent the restorative process can be a successful approach to prevent and/or de-escalate domestic violence.

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