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Restorative Justice

What is Restorative Justice?
 
Restorative justice is a theory of justice that focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment.
  • Alleged offenders must accept responsibility for harm and make restitution with alleged victims.
  • A fundamental change in how schools respond to rule violations and misbehavior.
  • The typical response to bad behavior is punishment. Restorative justice resolves disciplinary problems in a cooperative and constructive way.
 
Restorative Justice is based on:
 
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Relationship-building
  • Relationship-repairing
 
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE