Source: (2001) Restorative Justice in Action (Spring): 8. Special School Edition. Denver, Colorado: Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice. Downloaded 5 April 2004.
In this article Patrick Kneeland recounts how a small group of students at the University of Colorado (Boulder) began to introduce restorative justice and community group conferencing in the context of their university. The group worked with a range of school officials and other students to develop a campus-wide partnership to advance the concept and use of restorative justice in the form of the CU Restorative Justice program. Among other components, the program includes a number of facilitators trained in a group conferencing model adapted from the model developed by Terry Oâ€™Connell in Australia. Kneeland describes the programâ€™s use of community group conferences to address student misconduct both on and off campus, and the general benefits of a restorative justice approach to conflict and wrongdoing.
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