Restorative Practices 2009 Margaret McGarrigle 087 7752554 [email protected] Restorative Justice is…….
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Restorative Practices2009Margaret McGarrigle087 [email protected]
Howard Zehr, 2003
Our Task …
Think of Self
Think of Others
Recognise the extent of the harm caused
Become the Victim
They become accountable
Excluded from process
Included in process
Fundamental Unifying Hypothesis
of Restorative Practices
Human beings are happier, more productive and more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.
How can you practice consistently in this domain?
SOCIAL DISCIPLINE WINDOW( Mc Cold) RELATIONSHIP STYLES
Central Idea of Fair Process
Individuals are most likely to trust and cooperate freely with systems — whether they themselves win or lose by those systems — when fair process is observed.
Kim & Mauborgne, Harvard Business Review, July-August 1997
The free expression of emotion inherent in restorative practices not only restores, but also proactively builds new relationships and social capital.
Social capital is defined as the connections among individuals and the trust, mutual understanding, shared values and behaviors that bind us together and make cooperative action possible.
Putnam, 2001; Cohen & Prusak, 2001
Formal School Group Conference
Circle or classroom conference
Small impromptu conference
Restorative ‘chat’ / Circle Time
Young People on Restorative Practice ….
We each are governed by our relationships with others .
“Relationships are at the core”!!!