What is restorative justice?

Restorative justice is a model of justice which defines crime as a disruption of community harmony and relationships.  According to the restorative model of justice, crime should be addressed within the community through active involvement by members of the community, the victim, and the offender. 

Restorative justice stresses holding offenders directly accountable to victims of their crimes and to the community through repairing the harm done, and restoring the relationship between offender, victim, and community to one of harmony.  Examples of restorative justice practice include victim-offender mediation, circle sentencing, family group conferencing, and reparative probation.

University of Alaska Anchorage, Justice Center (2016)
http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/a-z/r/restorative_justice.html

EVENT:

RJS Summit AGENDA

Day 1 Handout

Blueprint for Restorative Schools: Promoting Academic Achievement and Positive Behavior through a Welcoming and Safe Relational Learning Environment

ARTICLES:

ASD Suspends Black Students and Students With Disabilities at a Higher Rate
October 21, 2015
ASD 2015 Suspension Report
October 19, 2015
ASD Sued Over Suspension Procedures
May 15, 2015
Anchorage School District data show slight decreases in attendance, performance
September 10, 2015
District and Schoolwide Trend Data 2012-2015
August 2015
Bill Would Increase Attendance Age
February 14, 2011
Juvenile Justice, School Discipline, and Zero Tolerance
Spring 2013
Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, School Suspensions, and Expulsions
Spring 2013
Council of State Governments School Discipline Consensus Report
2014
Victims and Offenders Come Together to Make Their Own Justice
July 20, 2016
Restorative Justice: What It Is and Is Not
Fall 2014
Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles In Federal Prisons
Jan 25, 2016

LINKS:

University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Justice Forum, A Publication of the Justice Center, Vol. 30, No. 1

•    Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, School Suspensions, and Expulsions (Page 1)

•    School Discipline and the Zero Tolerance Approach (Page 2)

•    StepUp: Helping Kids with Discipline Problems Stay in School (Page 8)

University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Justice Forum, A Publication of the Justice Center, Vol. 31, No. 3-4

•    Restorative Justice: Theory, Processes, and Application in Rural Alaska (Page 2)


VIDEO:

Opposing Views: this school replaced detention with meditation, and the results were incredible.