Restorative Justice in Schools


11.3.09hallwayA new publication by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority provides suggestions for how schools can address behavioral issues and rule-breaking from a restorative, rather than punitive, standpoint. “Implementing Restorative Justice: A Guide for Schools,” finds that “there is no evidence that zero tolerance policies improve student behavior, the school climate or overall school safety,” and encourages school officials to counter the trend of criminalizing school misconduct with such techniques as separating the deed from the doer and using misbehavior as an opportunity for learning.

Click here to read the full report.

Use The Crime Report for more information on Juvenile Justice.

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