RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Restorative Practices are evidence-based principles of restorative justice (RJ) which seek to repair the harm caused by conflict, violence or violations of law. Resolution Services Center's school program was founded in 2004. 

We now serve multiple school districts and counties. RJ uses transformative conferencing and peace circles to prevent conflicts, bullying issues, reduce suspensions, and maintain a safe learning environment.

What is RJ?

  • RJ Addresses the conflict at its root;

  • Imposes accountability on and empowers those

who have done harm to correct the harm caused by his/her behavior;

  • Empowers those who have been harmed to define what he or she needs to heal from the harm done; and

  • Teaches and engages youths (and sometimes their families) in peaceful conflict resolution practices.

Restorative Justice is a peaceful conflict resolution tool that brings together people who have had a conflict to find a way to heal the harm. This program targets conflict situations in schools by engaging all affected parties. 

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What are the benefits?

Sitting in a circle, the participants are asked three questions:

What happened? 

 

Everyone shares their story to gain a common understanding.

Who was affected and how? 

Those who were harmed, those who did the harm, families, school, community.

How do we heal the harm or what can be done to make things right?

 

Accountability, apology, compensation
and community service are possible ways to heal the harm. 

Anna

RJ is an affirming process that hears all sides while working for peace. It is effective in solving problems by allowing individuals to participate in solving harm. 

Carynne 

Restorative justice is a chance to overcome uncomfortable situations while also healing harm and empowering those who trust the process. 

 schools resolution services center has served

HOW OUR FACILITATORS DEFINE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Emily R.

Restorative justice is a community-oriented approach to understanding and repairing damage through human connection and compassion in a non-punitive and helpful way.

James

Restorative justice gives students a chance at life-long changes by being non-punitive, rehabilitative, collaborative, affirmative, and a stepping-stone towards peace.

Isha

Restorative justice is a process that allows individuals to be empowered, have a voice, and be heard to resolve in a healthy way.

SCHOOLS RSCCM HAS SERVED 

Attwood

  Averill New Tech

Beekman Center

Cavanaugh STEAM

Dwight Rich School of the Arts

Eastern High School

East Lansing High School

Everett High School

Gardner International

Glencairn Elementary School

Holt High School

Holt Junior High School

J.W. Sexton High School

Lewton Spanish/Global

MacDonald Middle School

Mt. Hope STEAM

North

Ovid-Elsey Middle School

Pattengill Academy

Post Oak International Baccalaureate/Chinese 

Sheridan Rd. STEM

Washington Woods

Waverly High School

Waverly Middle School

Wexford Montessori

Willow

Woodcreek Achievement Center

MEDIATION

RESTORATIVE

JUSTICE

JUVENILLE ACCOUNTIBILITY

SPECIAL EDUCATION

MEDIATION

Contact Us

516 S. Creyts Rd. Suite A Lansing, MI 48917 mediate@rsccm.org  |  Tel: 517. 485. 2274

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