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Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 204-3674
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What Are Restorative Practices?
Restorative practices are rooted in the principles of restorative justice—the understanding that wrong-doing is more fundamentally a violation of relationships and community than of rules of laws, that when wrong-doing occurs it is necessary to pay attention to the needs of the victim and to encourage offenders to be accountable, and that everyone involved in the situation needs be part of the process (including victims, offenders, and others such as family members, friends, and bystanders).
Specific examples of restorative practices include affective communication, mediation, Youth Court, circles, and family group conferences.