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Respecting everyone’s ability to resolve problems: Restorative measures.

Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning.

This booklet applies restorative measures (i.e., a restorative philosophy and process) to deal with school-based conflicts and problems. A restorative measures approach starts from the perspective that a conflict or problem results in harm. Hence, such measures address three sets of needs: the person harmed, the person who caused the harm, and the school community. Restorative measures give school personnel a tool to use with children and youth to repair harm and to teach problem-solving skills. The booklet covers the following areas: principles of restorative measures in schools; implementing restorative measures in a school; restorative measures and violence prevention; and examples of restorative measures in Minnesota.


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