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Restorative Measures: Respecting Everyone’s Ability to Resolve Problems.

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

Source: (1996) St. Paul, MN: Office of Community Services, Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning.

Designed for educators and school administrators, this guidebook presents the theory, philosophy and practice of restorative response to wrongdoing. The guiding principles of restorative measures in schools are presented, including the role of those who are harmed, those who harm, and the community, and differences between restorative and punitive approaches. Suggests are provided for schools about where to start and barriers to success. Those harmed identify what they need in order to recover. Restorative measures of behavior management complement and support the premises and outcomes of “Unlearning Violence”. Examples of restorative measures in Minnesota are presented.


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