Improving School Climate – Click here for findings from Schools Implementing Restorative Practices.

Outcome studies on restorative practice found at the following sights:

  • Bethlehem Police Family Group Conferencing Project

Additional material:

Other articles online:


  • Restorative Justice Dialogue: An Essential Guide for Research and Practice – Mark Umbreit, PhD., Marilyn Peterson Armour, PhD.
  • The Little Book of Restorative Justice – Howard Zehr
  • Crime, Shame and Reintegration – John Braithwaite
  • Restorative Community Justice: Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities, Gordon Bazemore and Mara Schiff (Mar 2001)
  • Juvenile Justice Reform and Restorative JusticeGordon Bazemore and Mara Schiff (Nov 2004)
  • Restorative Justice ConferencingGordon Bazemore and Mara Schiff (Apr 2005)
  • The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking – Kay Pranis
  • Restorative Justice Conferencing: Real Justice & The Conferencing HandbookTed Wachtel, Terry O’Connell and Ben Wachtel
  • Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self – Donald L. Nathanson
  • The Little Book of Restorative Disciplines for School – Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz and Judy H. Mullet
  • The Little Book of Family Group Conferences – Allan MacRea and Howard Zehr
  • The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing: Bringing Victims & Offenders Together in Dialogue – Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
  • Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning – Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel and Ted Wachtel
  • The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators – Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel and Ted Wachtel
  • Safer Saner Schools: Restorative Practices in Education – Edited by Laura Mirsky and Ted Wachtel


Burning Bridges, 35 minutes Produced by the IIRP and Real Justice

Four School Conferences: A Composite View, 49 minutes Produced by Real Justice

Building Our Community, 15 minutes Produced by in partnership withStep4ward Ltd. & Hull Centre for Restorative Practices

Family Voices, 18 minutes Produced by the IIRP and Family Power, in association with American Humane National Center on Family Group Decision Making

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Practices in Schools, 25 minutes Produced by the IIRP and SaferSanerSchools



RC – Restorative Conferencing

VOM/D – Victim Offender Mediation / Dialogue

FGC – Family Group Conferencing

PMC – Peace Making Circles



Restorative Conferencing

Victim-Offender Mediation (VOM)

Family Group Conferencing (FGC)

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

Peacemaking Circles



Student Councils

Facilitated Restorative Dialogue

Sentencing Circles

Informal Conferencing

Community Panels

Restorative Community Service

Accountability Boards

Restorative Service Learning

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