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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice provides a framework for building student accountability and responding to wrongdoing while strengthening student and community relationships. It is not a singular program or process, rather a philosophy and practice based on a core set of principles that emphasize healing and repair over punishment, inclusion over exclusion, and individual accountability with a high level of community support. Restorative justice is increasingly being applied to address youth behavior, rule violations, and to improve school climate and culture. Phoenix High School and Talent Middle School staffs work in partnership with Resolve to implement a whole-school approach to applying restorative practices.