The Kootenay Restorative Justice Society is donating 10 films to the Nelson Public Library.

Restorative Justice Society donates films to Nelson Library

The 10 films were created by Heartspeak Productions, an award winning Kaslo-based company.

Kootenay Restorative Justice Society (KRJS) is donating 10 films to the Nelson Public Library.  The videos were created by Heartspeak Productions, an award winning Kaslo-based company dedicated to making documentaries that stimulate discussion and promote understanding of the underlying values, principles and practices of restorative justice.

The videos were made in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, Justice Institute of B.C., E Division of the RCMP, Correctional Service of Canada, Law Foundation of BC, and many individuals and community organizations.  The films document many of the major events and discussions around restorative justice that have taken place in the province over the last 14 years and are often used as resources for criminology and law courses, professional development and community engagement.

The film titles are:  A Healing River, Restorative Justice is the LAW, Ting Forum on Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice in The Classroom, Gladue Community Justice Forum, A Blueprint for Emotion – Why Relationships Matter with Dr. Vick Kelly, The Reena Virk Story, Trauma and the Effects of Victimization – with Dr. Joe Solanto and Talking Justice and Brain Development and Addiction with Dr. Gabor Maté.

The DVDs will be available by late November at the Nelson Public Library.

This year Kootenay Restorative Justice Society is holding it’s Annual General Meeting on November 20 during National Restorative Justice Week. The meeting will be held at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce at #225 Hall Street in Nelson from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Guests include Larry Moore and Cathie Douglas from Heartspeak Productions who will be facilitating a dialogue around their recent production Restorative Justice Is The LAW. Supported by findings from neurobiology, criminology and Constitutional and international law, Restorative Justice Is The LAW is Heartspeak Productions’ most challenging undertaking to date. The film illustrates that there are obligations and opportunities to respond restoratively at every level of the justice system and that the public interest is served when processes meet human rights obligations and satisfy sentencing objectives set out in the criminal code.

For more information you can look visit krjustice.com and heartspeakproductions.ca, youtube.com/heartspeak.

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