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Lyke, B., & Byrd, S. (2018, August 23). Restorative Justice Creates a Culture of Safety. Retrieved January 16, 2019

Traditional punitive discipline is about guilt, blame and punishment. But more schools are implementing restorative justice practices that focus on repairing harm by engaging everyone involved – including students who are acting out and others affected by the behavior, (peers, teachers, staff and parents). Restorative justice practices address the root cause of disruptive behavior with the goal of preventing it from happening again.