Source: Iowa Peace Institute. Downloaded 14 July 2003.

As Lolya Lipchitz notes, the principles and practices of restorative justice were first developed in the context of the criminal justice system. Yet during the 1990s the concept of a restorative approach to discipline and wrongdoing began to be adapted and applied in school settings. In this article, Lipchitz expands on the principles, values, and practices of restorative justice. She then shows how they can be used in schools particularly through victim-offender dialogue, small group conferencing, and peacemaking circles.