Restorative Justice and Educational Consulting

Objectives and Processes

Peace Making Panel Hero’s

  • Learn constructive conflict resolution skills
  • Learn and practice leadership
  • Enhance verbal and written skills
  • Develop good self-esteem with social “response-ability”
  • Learn to view conflict both as danger and opportunity
  • Are able to transfer these skills to friendships and family
  • Learn and practice problem-solving skills
  • Learn to evaluate and analyze situations
  • Learn new and constructive patterns for resolving conflicts
  • Learn character, coping skills, reconciliation, and forgiveness

Student Disputants

  • Experience cooperative resolution of a conflict
  • Experience respect and accountability with peers
  • Experience improved self-esteem balanced with social responsibility
  • Experience improved character, coping skills, reconciliation, forgiveness
  • Make agreements to prevent the conflict from happening again

School Administration, Faculty & Staff

  • Spend less time settling disputes among students
  • Promote a more cooperative overall school atmosphere
  • Spend less time being the disciplinarian
  • Resolve conflicts cooperatively so they become teachable moments
  • Promote decreased detentions, suspension and expulsions

Student Body

  • Develops internal controls rather than always expecting the controls to come from the staff
  • Has a method available for working on a conflict without “Snitching” on others
  • Begins to realize that adult intervention is not always needed to resolve a conflict
  • Gives students a safe forum to search for ways to meet their needs

Society

Each time a conflict is resolved cooperatively, the anger is reduced and the likelihood of violence is reduced.  Since reconciling interests are more efficient and less stressful, students who learn these methods will be contributing in work and society as well as using them in their family and personal lives.