Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice. June 2003. The Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.

Restitution implemented in Saanich School District #63 under a partnership between School District #63 and Penninsula Cross Roads Community Justice Program, a restitution approach has been implemented at Bayside and Royal Oak Middle Schools to help youth learn self-discipline and social responsibility. A departure from the punitive modes of traditional discipline, restitution emphasizes a positive process of learning from mistakes. Administrators, staff and volunteers believe that restitution helps students to be accountable for their own behaviour, to develop respect for self and others, and to strengthen their identity as capable, successful members of the community. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University, www.sfu.ca/cfrj.


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