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About Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices

  • Focuses on both the offender’s harms and the victim’s needs
  • Includes the victims, the offenders and possible Palmer community members
  • Requires offenders to take responsibility for their actions
  • Increase offender’s awareness and understanding of the full impact of their behavior
  • Is voluntary
  • Provides a safe and confidential opportunity to express genuine feelings, concerns, hurts, and apologies
  • Develops an “agreement” to which all participants can commit
  • Increases the respect of all participants
  • Supports a strong sense of safety and care within the Palmer community