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Restorative practices is the science of relationships and ways to improve them in communities, and that's our business. Working with workplace conflict, school
discipline reform, and community engagement is our specialty.
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Restoration Matters is committed to providing resources to improve the quality of relationships within families, schools, and communities. By providing the latest research-based training, consultation, and resources, we are thought leaders in the field of restorative practices.
Restorative Practices is an emerging social science that defines and identifies hallmarks of quality relationships between individuals and within communities. This work connects research and theory in such fields as psychology, criminal justice, social work, education and public health, resulting in best practices for cultivating healthy relationships. This involves recognizing injustices when they occur, restoring relationships and repairing harm, and collaborating with all parties to create harmony in the future.
The CIRCLE Process...
Foundational to these practices are circle processes to provide every person a chance to listen and be heard. When there is harm, circles enable the person(s) responsible for harm to understand the impact of his or her actions on others and on the community. By addressing the harm in this way, relationships can be repaired and agreements can provide a way forward to a better future. When facing injustices with the goal of restoring equity and making things as right as possible, relationships become the priority rather than determining who is right or wrong.