Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Great Session on Restorative Justice

I attended a great breakout session at the OSEP Conference this morning on restorative justice. There are some exciting possibilities for replacing ineffective discipline techniques like zero tolerance. Also there are some effective anti-bullying uses of the technique where the victim confronts the bully and the bully acknowledges the impact on the victim.

Restorative justice like mediation has the ability to change relationship problems. It also has the goal of slowing the school to prison pipeline, which adversely affects kids with disabilities.

Jim Gerl

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting - Please keep us posted; if you have details please share! Thanks, Jim.