Restorative Practices

The Purpose of Restorative Practices

According to the International Institute for Restorative Practices, the use of RP helps to reduce crime, violence, and bullying; improve human behavior; strengthen civil society; provide effective leadership; restore relationships; and repair harm. 

 RP serves as a two-fold approach to improving student behavior by applying methods that prevent rule infraction and intervene once the infraction occurs. Schools utilize RP as a way to respond to conflict strategically by allowing stakeholders to inclusively build relationships as opposed to leaders reacting punitively.

"Restorative Justice: Changing Hearts and Mind"
premiered in February, 2015 as part of a Restorative Justice film series in Santa Rosa. The TV broadcast premiered on PBS affiliate KRCB at 7:30 p.m. Mon., July 6, 2015.

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