Books, Videos, and Presentations

From CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 2, #1 additional resources

From CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 2, #2 additional resources

Trauma and the Chaplain…How to Listen to What’s Not Being Said? Essential Skills for Care by Father Stan Bosch (pdf)


But I Get to Go Home at Night
By Deacon Clyde Davis

The experiences of a Catholic Prison Chaplain in jails and prisons; the book is approximately 300 pages and is available from the author at a discount or from Email the author at

Crime Victims' Guidebook
By Rose Preston 
Victim Allies Project 2014 

A wealth of practical information for victims' families and survivors of violent crime. Recommended by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

Handbook of Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective
By Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft, editors
Routledge International Handbooks 2007

Learning to Sing in a Strange Land: When a Loved One Goes to Prison
By Wesley Stevens
Wipf & Stock 2009

The Little Book of Restorative Justice
By Howard Zehr
Good Books 2002

Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
By the US Conference of Catholic Bishops 2000

The Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice
By Michael Hadley
State University of New York Press 2001

Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims
By Howard Zehr
Good Books 2001

Understanding Victims and Restorative Justice
By James Dignan
Open University Press 2004

Walking After Midnight: One Woman’s Journey Through Murder, Justice and Forgiveness
By Katy Hutchison
New Harbinger Publications 2006

What to do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Traumatic Days of Loss
By Bill Jenkins
WBJ Press 2001

From the opening Mass with Bishop David O'Connell

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life, the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork
By Etty Hillesum and Eva Hoffman
Picador 1996

From the first Webinar in the CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 1 additional resources

Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
By Trudy Conway, David Matzko McCarthy, and Vicki Schieber
Catholic Mobilizing Network 2017

Harm, Healing and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice
By Caitlin Morneau
Catholic Mobilizing Network 2019

The Little Book of Circle Processes
By Kay Pranis
Good Books 2002

Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice for Our Times
By Howard Zehr
Herald Press 2015

Bishop O'Connell's Homily opening Mass for CRJN

From the second Webinar in the CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 1 additional resources

The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation
By Thomas N. DeWolf and Jodie Geddes
Good Books 2019

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools
By Katherine Evans and Dorothy Vaandering
Good Books 2016

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—From Domestic Violence to Political Terror
By Judith L. Herman
Basic Books 1992, 1997

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel van der Kolk
Penguin Books 2014

The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening
By Timothy Shriver and Tom Rosshirt
Penguin Publishing Group 2021

The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security is Threatened
By Carolyn Yoder
Good Books 2005

From the third Webinar in the CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 1 additional resources

The Soul Search: A Spiritual Journey to Authentic Intimacy with God
By Gary R. Collins
Thomas Nelson Publishers 1998

The Brothers Karamazov
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett (Translator)

From the fourth Webinar in the CRJN Webinar Certificate Series 1 additional resources

Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today
By Stephen B. Bevans and Roger P. Schroeder
Orbis Books 2011

Becoming Intercultural: Perspectives on Mission
Edited by Lazar T. Stanislaus and Christian Tauchner
Repro Knowledgcast Ltd. 2021

Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future
By Pope Francis and Austen Ivereigh
Simon & Schuster 2020

Crossing Over Document
By Society of the Divine Word (SVD)


2010 National Victim Assistance Academy: Impact of Crime on Victims
By Carroll Ann Ellis and Eidell Wasserman
Accessed 2021

If you are interested in reading more about the Chaplaincy inside the Prisons, Jails and Correctional Facilities, here is a list of reading materials recommended by Father George Williams, S.J., who is the Catholic Chaplain at San Quentin State Prison. Link >>


Deadline: The Movie 
This rigorous and stylish documentary delves into the 2002 actions by former Republican governor of Illinois, George H. Ryan, after an investigative journalism class at Northwestern University proved that three men on Illinois' death row were innocent. The question is whether the legal system can keep an innocent man from being condemned to death. The debate is by no means simple, and "Deadline" presents a balanced picture interviewing lawyers, anti-death penalty advocates, politicians and men who've been released from death row. 

Healing the Wounded Heart
San Dimas Ministry Videos
4.32 minutes

A Ministry of Presence
Archdiocese of San Francisco, Off. of Public Policy & Social Concerns
3.44 minutes

San Dimas: Take a Deeper Look, 5 Interviews
11 minutes
Opportunities to become involved with and to mentor youth in our communities work because Healed people, heal people.