Restorative Justice Goals Provide a Safe and Caring Environment Lower Recidivism Rates Repair Harm Responsible Student Body Positive School Culture
Comparing Restorative Justice to Retributive Justice Retributive Justice: What is the Law that was broken? Who broke the law? How should they be punished? Restorative Justice: What is the harm that was done? How can we repair that harm? Who is responsible for repairing that harm?
Restorative Justice Process Invitation of willing participants Set Groundrules as a group Identify the Harm Repair the Harm Take Responsibility Follow up
Restorative Justice Culturally Sensitive Focuses on whats Important Changing unwanted behaviors Not for every situation State Mandates, School Policy or Habitual Offenders