Healing Justice: A Documentary about the Restorative Justice Movement

Thursday October 25, 2018

5:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm film start

Washtenaw Community College 

Morris Lawrence Building 

4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Join us and the Friends of Restorative Justice (FORJ) for a film viewing, panel discussion, and community conversation about the documentary, “Healing Justice." It examines the impact of trauma, redefines justice within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and moves us toward empathy, reconciliation, and healing to bring about social and transformative change.

We hope this event will raise awareness around the issues of the criminal justice system and the school-to-prison-pipeline with an emphasis on affected youth from marginalized and vulnerable communities. We also hope this shows you how restorative approaches help to rehabilitate and change lives.

We also want our community to think about the systemic racial and socioeconomic issues that are at the core of why many individuals are suffering from various forms of trauma and how, historically, punitive measures have done more harm than good.



Please RSVP here

Reception & Film: $50/person (student, $25); Film only: $15/person

*Reception and keynote starts at 5:30 pm in the atrium.  Film starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion and community conversation in the auditorium.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

View and download our brochure for sponsorship options and donate here!

Or checks can be made payable to:

The Dispute Resolution Center
4133 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite B125
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor MI 48107-8645


Contact Germaine Smith, smithger@washtenaw.org or 734-794-2125.

*Co-sponsored by the Friends of Restorative Justice

*The Dispute Resolution Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.