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Restorative Practices

What is a restorative justice school?
restorative justice school is one which takes a restorative approach to resolving conflict and preventing harm rather than relying on punitive measures such as suspension. Restorative approaches allow those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to make it right. Becoming a restorative school has many benefits, including increased attendance, reduced suspensions, and improved student achievement. It can also alleviate problems such as bullying, classroom disruption, lateness,, poor attendance, and conflicts between students, families, and staff. (Restorative Practice in Schools).