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 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: POCKETBOOK  (Thorsborne M and Vinegrad D, teacher resource, 128pp) 


 Schools that have adopted the ancient principles of restorative justice in their approach to behaviour management report better relationships with young people, greater engagement in learning and a greater development of social and emotional competence among learners. No surprise, then, that interest inrestorative practices is growing.

 It’s all about relationships. Wrongdoing is viewed through a ‘relational lens’. All those responsible for and affected by the behaviour are involved in solving the problem. Working in conference with a teacher/facilitator, participants come to understand the harm done to people and relationships. Accepting that such harm creates obligations and liabilities, they then focus on repairing the damage and putting things right.

 Expert practitioners Margaret and David provide a thorough grounding in restorative practice, with worked examples and easy-to-follow teacher scripts to get you started. If RJ is new to you, you’ll be a convert in no time!

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(Thorsborne M and Vinegrad D, teacher resource, 75pp)

A ‘just’ school is a place where victims andwrongdoers and their respective communities of care are active participants in processes that ensure equal justice andfairness.VictiSchools_book_picture.jpgms are empowered to have their needs met and to have their experience validated. Wrongdoers are able to tell their stories and be given the chance to make amends. And finally, the community of care may seek ways to ensure that theincident does not happen again.

 This book takes you through the restorative practice process with chapters on: deciding whether to conference or not, conference preparation, convening the conference, managing the emotional dynamics, what if? Appendices and case studies.

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(Thorsborne M and Vinegrad D, teacher resource, 80pp)

Based on the above philosophy, this book shows how the approach may be applied to classroom practice.  


 Chapters include;                                                                                             

              • working proactively
              • classroom conferences
              • individual, small and medium group conferences
              • facilitating conferences
              • what if?

 Appendices include;                                                                                             

              • classroom script
              • the No Blame conference script
              • classroom conference report
              • classroom conference evaluation
              • letters to parents
              • case studies and recommended reading.

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(Thorsborne M and Vinegrad D, teacher resource, 48pp)

This book is the third in the school series of books on Restorative Justice. The guiding principles of restorative justice provide for a different response to bullying. When harm is done (deliberate or otherwise) it needs to be fixed. These principles are not basedon definitions of bullying behaviour or measure of frequency and intensity.


The authors believe that restorative practice can bring about repair and healing, and in the long term, make the school a safer place.


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(Margaret Armstrong & David Vinegrad 150pp)

Working in Circles in Primary and Secondary Classrooms is a comprehensive manual for anyone wishing to use the circle in their classroom for community building; social skills; democratic decision making or just having fun together as a class. It is a complete guide – saving valuable time in searching for a collection of fun games or resources suitable for primary or secondary classrooms.



This manual covers:  The reasons benefits and methodology of using circles in classrooms; the ways they can be
used; and many examples of circle sessions for both primary and secondary classrooms.

Circles in schools can build and create a sense of belonging trust loyalty and community-mindedness. Using circles in classrooms as described in this manual can create democratic classrooms where real learning occurs in safe supportive spaces.


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Other useful resources and books can be obtained from catalogues on the following websites:


Books:  Available from circlespeak.com.au
The Little Book of Circle Processes – Kay Pranis
Peacemaking Circles – From Crime to Community – Pranis, Stuart & Wedge
Calling the Circle – The First and Future Culture - Baldwin

Building Safe & Healthy Communities: Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation.
  Brenda Morrison.  Available from iirp.org/library
The Challenge of Culture Change: Embedding Restorative Practices in Schools.  P Blood & M Thorsborne.  Available from iirp.org/library
Restorative Justice in Everyday Life: Beyond the Formal Ritual. Ted Wachtel
The Australian Context – Restorative Practices as a Platform for Cultural Change in Schools.  Peta Blood
Available from circlespeak.com.au or iirp.org/library





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