…that students, staff, and the school can benefit from restorative practices?


Restorative practices have been associated with improvements in students’ perceptions of disciplinary fairness and overall school climate and improved relationships. Restorative practices have also been associated with reductions in racial/ethnic disparities in disciplinary outcomes. All members of a school community can benefit from restorative practices.

Students can benefit from:

  • learning that inappropriate behavior may violate rules but it also harms real people
  • learning how to take responsibility for their behavior
  • learning that they can make things right

Teachers can benefit from

  • improved teacher-student and student-student relationships
  • investing time in relationship building to reduce time lost to behavioral incidents and behavioral redirection

Schools can benefit from

  • improvements in school climate
  • reductions in racial/ethnic disparities in discipline
  • fewer disciplinary infractions