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Did you know?
NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUSPENDED A STUDENT AT LEAST ONCE EVERY MINUTE IN THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR. 1
Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice applied in our schools reflects an approach to wrongdoing and harmful behavior that aims to both prevent wrongdoing at all levels and intervene in offending behavior. restorative practice builds community, celebrates accomplishments, transforms conflict, rebuilds relationships that have been harmed, and reintegrates students who have been suspended or expelled.
Circles are used in schools at all levels of the pyramid to bring people together in a way that gives voice to every individual. Circles at the first tier (for the whole school or classroom) support School-Wide Prevention Practices; problem-solving circles are used at the second tier for those involved in Managing Difficulties; and intervention circles are used at the third tier for those persons and situations that require Intense Intervention. “Daily check-ins” are conducted incircles and provide students with the opportunity to talk about where they are each day.
Results of Restorative Practices in school 43
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