Successful Communication -Restorative Justice
"The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative, productive and more likely to make positive changes when those in authority do things WITH them, rather than TO them or FOR them."
Ted Wachtel, The International Institute for Restorative Practices
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VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF A RESTORATIVE APPROACH
- Equity of voice
- Positive relationships
- Inclusive decision making
- Community building and sustaining
- All members of the community are valued
- Listening and sharing
RESTORATIVE PROCESSES AND PRACTICES:
- Inclusive decision making practices: Fair Process
- Affective language
- Restorative Questions and Dialogue
- Proactive Community Building Circles
- Responsive Circles
- Formal Restorative Conferencing: an alternative to traditional punitive discipline practices
PUSD is currently integrating Restorative Justice practices into our school disciplinary actions. Restorative Justice is a set of principles and practices that are aimed to build community and respond to student misconduct, with the goals of repairing harm and restoring relationships.
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