Restorative justice in school communities
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Youth and Society, ISSN: 0044-118X, Vol: 33, Issue: 2, Page: 249-272
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- Social Sciences; Law
In response to recent school violence, most schools in the United States have adopted increasingly punitive disciplinary policies. However, some schools have embraced restorative justice practices. This article explores the recent implementation of these practices in school communities in Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, examining how school communities can make use of this approach to address drug and alcohol problems and how this approach may offer an alternative to zero-tolerance policies. © 2001 Sage Publications.