“Richard and his wife, Suzanne, have recently co-founded a restorative justice initiative. This is a program to take juvenile offenders out of the juvenile justice system and reroute them into community “circles,” where the focus is healing both the community and the offender. A few years ago, Richard and Suzanne learned about a restorative justice program centered in Toronto, Canada. A woman named Eva Marszewski had established an independent community outreach organization and had persuaded judges to allow juvenile offenders to be referred to their “peacemaking” process as an alternative to prosecution in court. Over a period of 10 years, Ms. Marszewski and her team had managed to “save” over 1,000 youths, who had gone on to become productive members of the community as opposed to matriculating through the criminal justice system. Richard and Suzanne explored the idea of producing a feature-length film to outline the principles of restorative justice, and to generate public awareness and support for programs of that nature. To that end, they worked with a New York film producer and a Bay Area filmmaker to document the work of pioneers in this field. The film ultimately focused on a restorative justice program in King County, Washington. The project took 3+ years to complete. Richard and Suzanne served as executive producers and provided the bulk of the funding. The film was recently finished, and has now been selected for presentation at several high-profile film festivals, including the Canadian Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada; and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City. Richard and Suzanne have now developed a second, shorter film that will be for policymakers. The focus of their second film will be on best practices for implementing restorative justice programs, with data manifesting the success of the programs, including their financial benefits and (of course) their enormous benefits for vulnerable young people. The goal, then, is to generate on-the-ground momentum for these restorative justice programs—in Utah, and all over the country.”