The Minnesota Department of Education helps schools develop programming, curricula and intervention practices to create safe schools by teaching social skills, building positive school climate and repairing harm when it happens. Restorative measures are discipline interventions to hold students accountable for harm and address the needs of students or staff harmed and the school community.
Health, Youth and Restorative Measures
Sleep, food and exercise can have a positive or negative affect on a student’s behavior, and can be components of a restorative agreement.
Restorative School Community Building Practices
This document outlines suggestions for daily, weekly and monthly restorative practices that a school building or youth program could consider implementing as a means of creating a positive school climate that builds relationships, community and the skills of empathy.
Restorative Interventions Implementation Tool Kit
Implementation tools and resources for school staff and other adults trained to facilitate conferences and circles to repair harm in educational settings. The tools and resources are designed to assess readiness, implementation and outcomes, as well provide guidance for implementing any school-based restorative model.
Restorative Measures in Schools Survey
2011 survey of principals.
Annotated Bibliography on Restorative Justice
Descriptions of books, journal articles and websites regarding restorative justice in schools, circles, conferencing, peer juries, peer mediation as well as a section of articles regarding zero tolerance and discipline policies.
Applying The Framework for Positive Youth Development
Restorative Measures in Schools Web Site Resources
State, National and International Web Sites on Restorative Measures.
Community Circle Activity - Peacemaking Strategies
An Activity for Responding to Student Concerns