Source: (2009) Resolution: News from the Restorative Justice Consortium. Summer 2009:11.

Inspired by the failure of authoritarian responses to falling academic standards and increasing violence in schools the International Institute for Restorative Practices developed an alternative approach.The core principle of this new approach is "to strike at the heart of the culture" of the school, by using restorative practices to foster dialogue among students and between pupils and staff. The IIRP is committed to providing ongoing data about how restorative practices are being implemented. Here data from a range of programmes are reported from schools and school districts in the US, Canada, and the UK to provide a snapshot of findings related to restorative practices. (excerpt)