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SaferSanerSchools: Transforming School Culture with Restorative Practices

Mirsky, Laura
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Restorative Practices E-Forum. May 20.

SaferSanerSchools is a program of the International Institute for Restorative Practices. It was developed in response to a perceived crisis in American education and in society as a whole – a crisis of truancy and dropout rates, disciplinary problems, violence, and even mass murders in schools. The aim is to introduce and foster restorative principles and practices among staff and students to deal with conflict in school settings. Using practical examples and results of interviews with staff and students, Laura Mirsky describes pilot SaferSanerSchools programs in Pennsylvania.


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