Published Articles

Hawai‘i Friends and others have published papers about its work, which is featured extensively in Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, van Wormer & Walker (2013).

Articles about HFRJ’s work beginning with the most recent include the following (if you’d like a paper not accessible here please email [email protected]):

52. Blimes & Walker, (Jan., 9, 2024), Restorative Justice Needs New Mind Set, January 9, 2024, Star Advertiser, PDF.

51. Blimes Goldstein & Walker, (Feb. 28, 2023), Communities better at restorative justice than governments, Star Advertiser, Honolulu, (PDF version)

50. Walker & Goldstein, (2022), Creating Peace by Restoring Relationships for Hawai‘i’s Imprisoned Women with Cooperative Learning & Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice: Promoting Peace and Wellbeing, Velez, G. and Gavrielides, T., New York: Springer. PDF.

49. Richardson & Walker, (2022), The Cost of Recidivism: A Dynamic Systems Model to Evaluate the Benefits of a Restorative Reentry Program, Justice Evaluation Journal, DOI: 10.1080/24751979.2022.2123746

48. Walker, Kobayashi & Lum, (2022) Kapilipono: A U.S. District of Hawai’i Specialty Court Pilot Project, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 827.

47. Walker (2022). An Innovative Education Program At Women’s Community Correctional Center: Cooperative learning strategies and incentives help imprisoned inmates undertake academic studies to get their GED, Honolulu Civil Beat.

46. Kaulukukui & Walker, (2021). Comparison of Native Hawaiian Traditional Ho‘oponopono and Modern Restorative Justice Practices, Comparative Restorative Justice. Ed. T. Gavrielides: New  York: Springer, 305-323.

45. Walker & De Reu, (2021), How Reentry Planning Circles Help Loves Ones Heal and Beneficial Incarcerated People, In Auer Verlag, C., (Ed.) The “The Power of We” Community-based Interventions in Counseling and Therapy, Heidelberg, Germany.

44. Walker, & Leslie Kobayashi, 2020. Hawai’i Federal Court Reentry Circle Pilot Project. Federal Probation.

43. Walker, & Blimes Goldstein, Phd., 2019. Hawai‘i’s Multicultural Contexts and Victim Participants’ Information Shuttled for Restorative Reentry Planning Circles, Social Science Research Network (SSRN). (PDF)

42. Walker, Rodgers & Umbreit, 2018. What’s Restorative About Teen Court? Internet Journal of Restorative Justice. [accessable here:] and

41. Walker & Davidson, in press, Restorative justice reentry planning for the imprisoned: An evidence-based approach to recidivism reduction, In Gavrielides, T., (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Restorative JusticeThe Routledge International: London.

40. Walker, 2017, Restorative Reentry Planning Circles for Imprisoned People. European Conference on Restorative and Therapeutic Justice, San Sebastian, Spain. 

39. Walker, L., Tarutani, C. & Furman, B. (2017). The Power of Restorative Apologies (Real and Imagined) for Victims & Offenders, Temida, 20:3, Pages: 435-458 the PDF

38. Walker, (2017) Restorative Justice & Race Inequality, Hawai‘i, USA. In T. Gavrielides, 25 Restorative Justice case studies, RJ4ALL Publications: London. (PDF)

37. Walker & Tarutani, 2017. Restorative justice and violence against women: an effort to decrease the victim-offender overlap and increase healing. In D. Halder  & K. Jaishankar  (Eds.) Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence against Women. Hershey, PA:IGI Global. (PDF draft)

36. Walker, 2016, Brazil’s APAC Prisons: Applying a Restorative Justice, Solution-Focused, and Public Health Approach. In Wright (Ed.) Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement, Chicago, Illinois:American Bar Association.

35. Walker, 2016, Restorative Practices in Hawai’i’s for Juveniles. In K. Jaishankar, (Ed.) Interpersonal Criminology, New York, NY: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. (PDF draft)

34. Walker, 2015, Reentry circles for the innocent: the psychological benefits of restorative justice and taking responsibility in response to injustice, In Gavrielides (Ed.), The Psychology of Restorative Justice: Managing the Power Within, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

33. Walker, Tarutani & McKibben, 2015, Benefits of Restorative Reentry Circles for Children of Incarcerated Parents in Hawai’i, in Promoting the Participation of Children across the Globe: From Social Exclusion To Child-Inclusive Policies, In Gal & Faedi Duramy (Eds.), London: Oxford University Press.

32. Walker & Kobayashi, 2015, Restorative & Therapeutic Reentry Rituals. In Herzog-Evans (Ed.), Offender release and supervision:The role of Courts and the use of discretion , Ed. Evans, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing.

31. Walker, 2015, Applied positive criminology: Reentry and transition planning circles for incarcerated people and their loved ones, In Positive Criminology: The Good Can Overcome the Bad, Ronel & Segev, (Eds.), London: Routledge Books. PDF of draft.

30. Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice: Definition & Purpose, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

29. Walker, Johnson & van Wormer, 2013, Brazil’s Restorative Prisons, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

28. Walker, 2013, Restorative Celebrations for Parolee and Probationer Completion: The Importance of Ritual for Reentry, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA:Sage

27. Walker, 2013, Solution-Focused Reentry and Transition Planning for Imprisoned People. In De Jong & Berg, Interviewing for Solutions, Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

26. Walker, 2013., Restorative Justice: Definition & Purpose, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

25. Walker, 2013, Remembering Bob Shapel: A Prison Dialogue at Walla Walla, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

24. Walker,  Johnson & van Wormer, 2013, Brazil’s Restorative Prisons, In van Wormer & Walker, (Eds.), Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

23. Walker, 2012, Facilitator Development and Training for Reentry Planning Circles, Offender Programs Report: Social and Behavioral Rehabilitation in Prisons, Jails and the Community, 16:1, 11-16.

22. Walker, 2010, Huikahi Restorative Circles: Group Process for Self-Directed Reentry Planning and Family Healing, European Journal of Probation, 2:2, 76-95.

21. Walker & Greening, 2010, Huikahi Restorative Circles: A Public Health Approach for Reentry PlanningFederal Probation.

20. Walker, Modified Restorative Circles: A Reintegration Group Planning Process That Promotes Desistance, Contemporary Justice Review, 12:4, 419-431.

19. Walker & Hayashi, 2009, Pono Kaulike: Reducing Violence with Restorative Justice and Solution-Focused Approaches, Federal Probation Journal.

18. Brady & Walker, 2008, Restorative Justice is a Mandated Component of Hawai’i’s Reentry System, Justice Connections, 6:2.

17. Walker, Waikiki Youth Circles: Homeless Youth Learn Goal Setting Skills, Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 19:1.

16. Walker, Implementation of Solution-Focused Skills in a Hawaii Prison, In Interviewing for Solutions, Berg and DeJong, 2008.

15. Walker & Hayashi, 2007, Pono Kaulike: A Hawaii Court Provides Restorative Justice Practices for Healing Relationships, Federal Probation Journal, 71:3, 18-24.

14. Compassionate Listening Project, 2007, Restorative Circles: The Gift of Listening in Waiawa Corrections Facility, The Compassionate Listening Project News Letter, Fall,

13. Tomonori, 2006, Let the Healing BeginHonolulu Magazine.

12. Porter, 2007, Restorative Programs Help Hawaii Inmates Reconnect with Community, IIRP.

11. Walker & Sakai, 2006, A Gift of Listening for Hawaii’s Inmates, Corrections Today, December.

10. Walker, Sakai & Brady, 2006, Restorative Circles: A Reentry Planning Process for Inmates, Federal Probation Journal, 70:1

9. Walker, Montessori Leadership Violence Prevention Through Cooperative Learning.

8. Walker, Violence Prevention Through Cooperative Education, Reclaiming Children and Youth, 15:1, 32-36.

7. Walker, Reading Stories to Change the World, Walker, Principal Leadership, 42- 47.

6. Walker, 2002, Conferencing: A New Approach for Juvenile Justice in Honolulu. Walker, Federal Probation Journal, 66:1.

5. Walker & Hayashi, 2004, Pono Kaulike a Pilot Restorative Justice ProgramHawaii Bar Journal, May.

4. Walker, 2004, Restorative Justice Without Offender Participation: A Pilot Program for Victims, International Institute for Restorative Practices, February. (PDF)

3. Walker, 2001, Western Applications of Indigenous People’s Conflict Resolution Practices Presented at Fifth National Conference on Family and Community Violence Prevention, April Los Angels, California, U.S.A.

2. Walker, 2001, Beyond Policy: Conferencing on Student Behavior. Principal Leadership, Vol. 1:7. (PDF)

1. Walker, 2000, Hawaii Public Housing Implements Conferencing: A Restorative Approach to Conflict Resolution, Journal of Housing & Community Development, Nov/Dec.