A TED Talk featuring Dr. Shannon Sliva, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. She points out that punishing offenders for their crimes is the primary goal of the current American criminal justice system and asks, what about the victims & affected communities – does punishing offenders help them heal? She argues for a shift towards restorative justice, a philosophy where “getting justice” means repairing harm. But for this movement to succeed in prisons & courtrooms, society must change its approach to conflict. Dr. Sliva is currently documenting the impacts of leading-edge restorative justice laws and developing recommendations for policy transfer. Watch now.