Restorative Practices allow for a shift in practice that results in a culture that is inclusive, builds fair process into decision-making practices, and facilitates students learning to address the impact of their actions through an approach that allows for true accountability, skill building, cooperation, and mutual understanding. When broadly and consistently implemented, Restorative Practices will promote and strengthen positive school culture and enhance pro-social relationships within the school community.
Through Restorative Practices, members of the school community will:
The underlying premise of Restorative Practices is that people are happier, more cooperative, more productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them. Ultimately, people will learn to make positive, productive, and effective choices in response to situations they may encounter in the future after engaging in a restorative practice.