Criminal Justice Committee Advocates for Restorative Justice after watching the film “Healing Justice

April 22, 2019 – NAACP DeKalb Criminal Justice Committee and Bethel Baptist Church hosted a Restorative Justice watch on the film Healing Justice.  The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.  During the film, we were able to have an open dialogue on the film as well as reflections of our experiences with trauma, justice and healing.  Here is a YouTube clip for your reference 

https://youtu.be/jmTc3qwfII8. For more details and to download the free study guide, go to this link:

https://world-trust.org/product/healing-justice/After viewing of the film, we are moving forward with building a coalition to advocate for restorative justice in metro Atlanta. The meeting will be May 15th at 7pm Atlanta Friends Meeting house 701 west Howard Ave, Decatur, Ga 30030. 

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