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SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES-BASED ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
THE PROCESS OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
In the ideal process of restorative justice, students:
Take responsibility for what they do in order to…….
Make restitution, which results in……
Reconciliation, which is to make friends again, which…..
Restores the relationship and restores the offender to the
Forgiveness alone is not enough. Justice requires there be some amends,
an action or gesture to fix the problem, with the offender taking
responsibility instead of merely being punished. In the ideal
situation there is also reconciliation restoring of friendship and
contentment on all sides with the outcomes.
FOUR STEPS TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Ask all involved what happened. Use how and what questions, not
Ask what virtue was missing to create the conflict.
Ask what it would look like if they had used the missing virtue.
Ask how they can make an amends.
CREATE A PEACE ZONE FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT
Use a special rug for young children or table large enough for two or
more students to sit in a circle and have their “Peace Talks”. Post a
sign where the spot is located that guides the students to solve their
problems. Role-play what happens in the Peace Zone at the beginning of
the year so students can use it to solve problems on their own.
Take turns Truthfully telling your experience of what happened.
Listen Respectfully to the other person’s point of view.
Share how you Honestly felt.
Creatively find a virtue you each need.
Use Justice and Forgiveness to decide what amends need to be made.
Practice Commitment to decide how to do it differently next time.
Congratulations! You have solved a problem Peacefully!
Terry Rahn & Valerie Hess
Master Facilitators of The Virtues Project
715-435-3922 email: [email protected]