This guide was created by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for schools in the state of Illinois. It was designed to help school staff understand restorative practices, reduce the need for involvement of the juvenile justice system in school discipline, and create and maintain positive school-wide communities. The guide provides an excellent overview of the development of restorative justice practices in schools and their place in school discipline policies, as well as the practices themselves, including restorative circles, mediation and conferencing, and peer juries. It also explores the challenges involved in school implementation.
The guide may be helpful to administrators, teachers, and support staff looking for a comprehensive overview of the potential of restorative practices in schools.
Source Organization: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority