Source: (2008) Thesis for the degree of Master of Arts in Leadership. Royal Roads University.

This study asks how restorative practices build the leadership capacity of students at Lower Mainland Elementary School(LME). Leadership capacity in schools requires the enagement of students and staff in creating an inclusive community. This study has shown that as students are given meaningful opportunities to work together, they are building a supportive school culture. Students involved in restorative justice are helping others, engaging in collaborative problem solving,demonstrating accountability and communicating more effectively. Restorative justice at LME is building an inclusive culture where students ,teachers and the principal have a collective responsibility for the school community.