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Restorative Practices

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Restorative Practices Principles
The following principles reflect the values and concepts for implementing restorative
practices. Under each principle are some of its important implications.
1. Acknowledges that relationships are central to building community.
2. Builds systems that address misbehavior and harm in a way that strengthens
relationships.
3. Focuses on the harm done rather than only on rule-breaking.
4. Gives voice to the person harmed.
5. Engages in collaborative problem solving.
6. Empowers change and growth.
7. Enhances Responsibility.