Restorative practices in residence halls at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
An article I wrote about the use of Restorative Practices in the Residence Halls at Victoria University was just published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly. You can find the full article here.
Sustained Restorative Dialogue – Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harm on Campus
Over the past two years, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) has taken significant steps towards becoming a Restorative University. This has involved the use of restorative processes both in a reactive way, as a response to misconduct or incidents of harm, and a proactive way, in order to build community, enhance belonging and mutual responsibility,…
Building a Restorative University
Increasingly, restorative justice is being used as a response to discipline issues on college campuses with encouraging results. Research by sociologists David Karp and Casey Sacks has shown that compared to the traditional conduct model, restorative practices result in fewer appeals, less serious reoffending, higher participant satisfaction, and improvement in student learning. It is estimated…
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How Does Restorative Justice Help Offenders Avoid a Downward Spiral?
Type of process: Community Group Conference Conference Participants: Offender- Micah Hall Manager- Lauren RAs/Impacted Parties- John, Paul and Beth 2 Facilitators Disciplinary Measure Pending: Being evicted from the Residential Hall Referring agent: University Residential Life staff Factual Synopsis: While suffering from extreme stress in his school, work, and relationship life, Micah drank to the point of severe intoxication in his…
What Impact Does Restorative Justice Have on University Dorm Community?
Type of Process: Community Group Conference Conference Participants: Offender –Ron Offender Support/Impacted Parties- Ron’s best friend (Shane) and ex-girlfriend (Lizzie) 4 Residential Advisors who were involved in the incident (Lucy, Wes, Toby, and James) 1 Hall Manager (Meg) 2 Facilitators Criminal Charges Pending: None (Note to readers from the United States: the drinking age in…