Restorative Justice in Schools


Belinda Hopkins Transforming Conflict Centre for Restorative Justice in Education Mortimer Hill Mortimer Berkshire RG7 3PW


In this article Belinda Hopkins provides a welcome introduction to the use of restorative justice (RJ) principles in addressing challenging or disruptive behaviour. As an initiative, it shares much in common with the thinking outlined in the previous article on peer mediation. The underlying principles of the restorative approach suggest its worth as an expression of a school’s commitment to, for example, Active Citizenship and the Healthy Schools Programme.