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Citizenship in action–restorative justice in action

Hopkins, Belinda
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Paper presented at the Restorative and Community Justice: Inspiring the Future conference, held in Winchester, England, 28-31 March.

In this paper, Belinda Hopkins and Jerry Tyrell describe their involvement in initiatives designed to apply the principles and values of restorative justice in schools in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They discuss ways in which schools began to use various conflict resolution processes (e.g., victim-offender mediation, conferencing, peer mediation), but eventually saw a need for a school environment that would be restorative and reintegrative in response to conflict and wrongdoing. This led to work with students and staff in schools to teach and foster a comprehensive approach based on restorative justice principles and values, with corresponding practices.


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