IIRP Video Library

Beyond Zero Tolerance

"Beyond Zero Tolerance" documents the implementation of restorative practices in several schools in the U.S., the Netherlands and the U.K. The camera captures circles, conferences and one-on-one meetings in progress. Students, teachers and administrators speak candidly about the effects of restorative practices in their school. The viewer is transported to bustling school hallways and classrooms and feels an unmistakable sense of lively and cheerful community. This vibrant and engrossing video is a powerful testament to the benefits of restorative practices in an educational setting.



Burning Bridges

“Burning Bridges” is a 35-minute documentary about the arson of Mood’s Bridge, a historic covered bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, and the restorative conference held in its wake. The International Institute for Restorative Practices facilitated this emotional conference, which brought together the six young men who burned down the bridge with their families and members of the community. Using news footage, interviews and video of the actual conference, the documentary tells the story of a community moving through grief and anger to healing.



Family Voices

"Family Voices" is an 18-minute documentary about family group decision making (FGDM), a restorative approach to problem solving used worldwide that enables families to make decisions for themselves, in child welfare, youth justice and other situations. In the empowering spirit of FGDM, Family Voices lets families do the talking. This moving, candid, even humorous video follows nine culturally, economically and geographically diverse American families on their journey of discovery of FGDM, from their initial fears, questions and hopes to their joy in seeing the process work. Children to grandparents offer their opinions and explain the FGDM process. It’s an ideal vehicle to acquaint both families and professionals with FGDM.



Introduction to Conferencing

The video includes interviews with professionals in the fields of criminal justice and education, who tell about their personal experiences and opinions about conferencing. Offenders, victims and others who have attended conferences describe their experiences and how they personally benefited from the conferencing process. The video also includes footage from several actual and simulated conferences. It is an ideal tool for individuals making presentations about conferencing to colleagues or community groups.