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ERIC Number: EJ1006576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
The Fairness Committee: Restorative Justice in a Small Urban Public High School
Hantzopoulos, Maria
Prevention Researcher, v20 n1 p7-10 2013
Rather than creating safer schools, punitive policies--such as zero-tolerance discipline policies--appear only to have created hostile learning environments. In response, many advocacy organizations have urged schools to adopt a human rights framework, including restorative practices. Schools with restorative approaches have noted dramatic decreases in behavioral incidents and disciplinary sanctions since implementation. This article focuses on one school, Humanities Preparatory Academy, a small New York City public high school that uses a restorative justice model called the Fairness Committee to address community norm violations. It provides insight into both the ways that Fairness operates on the school level and the ways that students respond to participatory and restorative practices. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York