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Restorative Justice

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice practices promote values and principles that use inclusive, collaborative practices for being in a community. Restorative Justice practices help schools create and maintain a positive school culture and climate. Restorative Justice practices:
  • Build community
  • Celebrate accomplishments
  • Intervene in offending behavior
  • Transform conflict
  • Rebuild damaged relationships
  • Reintegrate students into the learning environment

Restorative Justice Process

Students may choose to participate in the Restorative Justice (RJ) process. The RJ process is intended to achieve two goals: genuine learning that leads to a change in behavior, and restoration for the wrongs done to individuals and the community affected by the individual’s actions. For the RJ process to be initiated, both the student and his/her parent/guardian must consent.
The case will be forwaded to their respective academic counselors by Mr. Colato, Dean.
The RJ panel will consist of a trained administrator or school representative, a person representing those harmed, the student, and the students’ parent/guardian or another adult.