What is Transformative Justice?
- Transformative Justice: A Brief Description by Mia Mingus
- The Fictions and Future of Transformative Justice by Walidah Imarisha, Alexis Gumbs, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, adrienne maree brown and Mia Mingus
- Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet
- This is a tool that individuals or groups can use to assess where in our lives stronger relationships might need to be cultivated, to help us get better at not doing harm/stopping harm/healing from harm.
- The Revolution Starts at Home
- This is the original Zine. A later book of the same name, but with many more readings was published –– see list of books below.
Critiques of the Carceral State & Carceral Feminism
- What is the Carceral State? by Documenting Criminalization and Confinement, a research initiative of the U-M Carceral State Project
- Against Carceral Feminism by Victoria Law
- How Can We Reconcile Prison Abolition with #MeToo? by Victoria Law
- Surviving Rape as a Prison Abolitionist by Miriam Perez-Putnam
Connect to Resources & Groups
- TransformHarm.org is a resources hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice.
- Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective
- The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective is a community collective of individuals based out of Oakland, CA that is working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. They envision a world where everyday people can intervene in incidences of child sexual abuse in ways that not only meet immediate needs such as stopping current violence, securing safety and taking accountability for harm; but that also prevent future violence and harm by actively cultivating things such as healing, accountability and resiliency for all – survivors, bystanders, and those who have abused others.
- INCITE! Is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities. Check out their resources on Community Accountability here.
- Creative Interventions
- Useful tools, links and other information to help anyone and everyone create collective responses to interpersonal violence. Current activities focus on building capacity for grassroots social justice organizations and supporting domestic violence and sexual assault organizations to make community-based, transformative justice and community accountability interventions a real option.
- Joint Effort (LOCAL!)
- Joint Effort is a women in prison abolitionist group involved in solidarity work with women prisoners in the Lower Mainland.
- The Revolution Starts at Home edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani and Leah Lakshmi-Piepzna-Samarasinha
- Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, Edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
- Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan
- We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities by Zach Norris