Supported by NED Foundation

  • Restorative practices

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    'Restorative practices are rooted in restorative justice. They emphasize repairing the harm done to people and relationships, rather than punishing people.

    By building more supportive learning environments and focusing on social-emotional learning, restorative practices can:

    reduce social barriers to learning, engage more students, create a context for understanding and valuing diversity, nurture a sense of belonging, promote positive mental health'

  • Restorative Practices QLD Case Studies

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    'Applying restorative practices in a restrictive context may seem like a contradictory one. However, people in secure environments often find themselves there due to a range of issues which may be related to the absence of healthy relationships & communities.Two new Qld projects have stepped into this space: The Restorative Practices Project at The Prince Charles Hospital Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit; & The Restorative Expansion Project at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.'

  • Restorative justice helps repair broken relationships

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    'Students who attend Mille Lacs Academy undergo treatment regarding mental health, and the school provides a learning environment for the adolescents. Restorative justice is an approach that’s being used at Mille Lacs Academy School that stands in stark contrast to the zero tolerance policies that, until recently, permeated throughout schools. Restorative justice focuses on the students who caused harm accepting responsibility and making restitutions with students or staff.'


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    'TRAUMA AND THE LAW: APPLYING TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE TO LEGAL AND JUDICIAL CONTEXTS ABSTRACT The applicability of `trauma-informed practice’ to the practice of law is increasingly recognised. While originating from within the field of mental health, mounting evidence supports the contention that `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013). By contrast, implementation of trauma informed principles to the contexts of law remains in its infancy.