Introduction to Restorative Practices

A brief overview and some materials to get you started.

Restorative Practices in Schools

How schools use restorative circles and other practices to replace their traditional discipline programs, improve attendance, foster parental involvement and develop a sense of community.

Restorative Justice

How restoration works in the criminal justice system, where it was initially developed as an alternative to the traditional reliance on punishment and incarceration.

Why Punishment Doesn’t Work

Articles and reports on the ineffectiveness of traditional approaches to reducing crime and misbehavior in schools and the wider community.

Training Material

A selection of material we use to introduce the principles of restoration and provide specific training for school personnel, parents, social workers and participants in Restorative Justice conferencing.


YRP-developed high school and college level courses in restorative practices.