Source: (2003) Paper presented at Building a Global Alliance for Restorative Practices and Family Empowerment, Fourth International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, set for 28-30 August, 2003. Downloaded 11 September 2003.

Joke Henskens-Reijman and Roel van Pagee are principals with Terra College, a collection of schools in The Hague (Netherlands). In this paper they describe efforts to incorporate restorative practices into the culture of two of the schools. They begin by describing changes in the population of the schools over the last decade, changes giving rise to an increase in disciplinary problems. Henskens-Reijman and van Pagee, dissatisfied with standard ways of dealing with disciplinary issues, heard about Real Justice conferences. Following training of staff, they began to employ conferences with victims and offenders to deal with problems. Henskens-Reijman and van Pagee explain steps taken to incorporate restorative practices and challenges in taking those steps.

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