Restorative justice focuses on involving the affected parties and seeks to repair harm that was done. This approach is fundamental to our work in upholding community norms. This does not mean that students who violate policy and cause harm do not face consequences. It means those consequences are grounded as much as possible in determining what harm occurred and what can be done to repair it.
The goals of restorative justice are to identify:
- What happened
- What harm was caused
- Who was harmed
- How can the harm be repaired