Below are a few resources that are essential to understanding and expanding our thinking around transformative justice. If you would like to recommend a resource for this page, please submit your suggestion here.
Transform Harm: TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. The site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
The Ahimsa Collective: The Ahimsa Collective works in deep community with all sides of the fence — with people who have committed an act of violence, survivors of violence, families impacted by violent crime, and law enforcement. We use a restorative justice practices and a peacemaking approach. The Ahimsa Collective intersects with various movements: the restorative justice movement, the anti-oppression and racial justice movement, the anti-sexual violence movement and the criminal justice reform movement.
Brown, Adrienne Maree, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017).
Center for Transformative Change: Transformative Change (XC) is the first national center entirely dedicated to bridging the inner and outer lives of social change agents, activists and allies to support a more effective, more sustainable movement of social justice for all. Our mission is to inform, incite and empower a broad-based, presence-centered transformative social change movement.
Coker, Donna, Transformative Justice: Anti-Subordination Processes in Cases of Domestic Violence (2002). in Restorative Justice and Family Violence (Heather Strang and John Braithwaite Eds. 2002) Cambridge University Press.
Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Hereth, Jane and Chez Rumpf, Community Accountability for Survivors of Sexual Violence Toolkit April 2014.
Imarisha, W., Gumbs, A., Piepzna-Samarasinha, L. L., Brown, A. M., & Mingus, M. (2017, April 20). The Fictions and Futures of Transformative Justice. The New Inquiry. This roundtable brings the two co-editors and three of the Octavia’s Brood writers together to talk about their experience with prison abolition, science fiction, and transformative justice.
Joffe-Walt, Chana. “Is This Working?, Act Three: The Walking Cure.” Audio Blog Post. This American Life. Chicago Public Media, 17 Oct. 2014.
Lee, Carol D. “Re-Thinking Race, Identity, and Opportunity to Learn: Foundation for Transformative Justice.” Toward a Transformative Justice in Teacher Education. Transformative Justice in Education Featured Speaker, Dr. Carol D. Lee, Davis, CA, University of California, Davis.
Transformational Prison Project: The mission of the Transformational Prison Project (TPP) is to provide spaces where those who have been harmed and those who have done the harming can come together and engage in dialogue, to build understanding and empathy towards those who have been victims of violent crime. TPP is committed to understanding individual harms and the systemic harms that affect communities, more specifically communities of color.
Fumbling Towards Repair: Fumbling Toward Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.
Creative Interventions Toolkit: This toolkit is a comprehensive and concrete guide to stopping interpersonal violence. It is not focused explicitly around the concept of Transformative Justice, but, as they acknowledge, the approaches share essentially the same values, goals, etc.
Project Nia: Project Nia works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.