Source: (2003) Voma Connections. Winter(13): 5-6. Downloaded 15 April 2003.In the last few years several initiatives in the United Kingdom have involved aspects of a restorative approach to school-based conflict and misbehavior. Most of the initiatives have utilized outside facilitators, such as the police, to offer restorative conferencing in schools. According to Belinda Hopkins, there is great enthusiasm in the Thames Valley for using restorative approaches in schools. This fits with the fact that The Thames Valley Police have been in the forefront of promoting restorative justice in response to youth offending. With all of this in view, Hopkins describes a current project to effect a restorative transformation of school culture in a variety of schools in England and Wales.