Source: (2005) Restorative Practices e-Forum. July 19. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices. Downloaded 5 August 2005.

The PEASE Academy, a high school in Minneapolis for students recovering from chemical dependency and addiction, has incorporated the circle process and restorative justice principles into its system with much success. These principles have increased student accountability for their actions, opened a forum for dialogue and reflection, and, interestingly, helped staff resolve internal issues. This article examines how the process was integrated into the school’s program, the student response to the circle sessions, and the change in attitude brought about through the restorative process. Abstract courtesy of the Marquette University Law School-Restorative Justice Initiative