Restorative Justice (RJ) Model - an ancient practice, value philosophy, and
systematic response to wrongdoing by bringing together all the stake-holders to
collectively address the aftermath of a crime, bullying, and / or harm that was
committed. Creating an atmosphere of healing, accountability, community / school
safety, and competency development.
More on Restorative Justice (RJ) - helps students whose education has been
interrupted for delinquency infractions, disruptive school behaviors; such as fighting,
including the rumor mill, and poor academic performance. The model supports re-
entry for offenders and it builds good family and community relationships. Why? RJ
fosters basic common sense and dialogue in a structured manner where all of the
stake-holders count and are valued.
Research - Temple University (1983) conducted a study on the Whole Approach and
found a de-creased aggression rate among students, increases in problem solving,
pro-social behavior and emotional regulation skill sets. Increased reading and math
scores on the standardized achievement tests were achieved.
An organization that fully embraces restorative practices has the potential to create a
safer, happier, healthier, fairer, and more effective workplace for everyone. (Hill, R.,
Cooper, K., Young, R. and Hoyle, C., 2003).
Since 2003, 52 juvenile protection centers run by the Thailand’s Department of
Juvenile Observation and Protection has conducted more than 19,000 conferences.
Of those offenders participating in conferences, less than 4% have re-offended,
compared to the re-offense rate of 15-19% for juvenile offenders prosecuted in court.
(Restorative Conferencing in Thailand: A Resounding Success with Juvenile Crime,
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