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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice provides a proactive, systematic approach to building a culture focused on instruction and positive behavior support. The goal at Winnetka is to implement practices that support students in being responsible, respectful and paying attention to others’ needs.

Restorative Justice practices emphasize building community and building a safe, inclusive, respectful climate and culture in our school. It recognizes the importance of strengthening student connections among teachers, other school staff and peers through relationship and community building and through restorative, rather than punitive approaches to discipline. Practices promote empathy, self-understanding and a strong sense of accountability. Community building circles are at the core of the program