Back to RJ Archive

Inquiry into Restorative Justice Principles in Youth Settings: Submission

Standing Committee on Education, Training and Young People
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Canberra: Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

Parent organisations have a legitimate interest in behaviour management in schools, and more broadly in the way children and young people are socialised for their participation in civil society. In preparing this submission, Council staff have repeatedly been assured that restorative justice is not just another behaviour management tool, but a foundation for a learning community based on relationships. Restorative justice represents a challenge to traditional models of student behaviour management that have focused on compliance, and punitive measures to deal with aberrant individuals. The cultural change involved in moving from a compliance model to a restorative model requires sustained effort and is generational in its scope. (excerpt)


AbstractAfricaCourtsPrisonsRestorative PracticesRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeTeachers and StudentsVictim Support
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now