Source: (2007) Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner and The Institute of Policy Studies, School of Government, Victoria University.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in developing practices based on restorative justice to respond to the behaviour problems and under-achievement of students in schools. This report summarises for school principals, members of boards of trustees and parents, findings from a study of restorative practices in New Zealand secondary schools. It provides information on practices and examples of how they have been introduced and used. It also looks at key themes and challenges in the introduction of restorative practices in schools. It is hoped that this information will be useful for members of school communities interested in implementing restorative approaches within their own schools and communities. (excerpt)