Restorative practices (RP) focuses on creating strong relationships. This is the starting point for healthy communities. RP promotes a high level of responsibility and support to create safe, fair schools. RP uses a range of practices for building community and fixing broken relationships. These practices include:
- restorative language
- one-on-one restorative conversations
- community-building circles
- repairing harm circles
- community conferences
Principles of Restorative Practices
The following values are important for creating a restorative setting:
- Building relationships creates healthy communities.
- Repairing harm from conflicts improves relationships.
- Focus is on each individual's needs.
- All voices are heard and valued.
- Shared problem solving is used.
- People do things with others instead of to or for them.
For more information on restorative practices in Milwaukee Public Schools, please contact:
Restorative Practices Coordinator
Violence Prevention Program