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Making the Case for Restorative Justice

By Cheryl M. Graves, Donyelle L. Gray & Ora Schub

Restorative justice, rooted in indigenous traditions around the world, offers an alternative to the traditional Western model of responding to conflict with retributive justice. Particularly in low-income communities of color, restorative justice practices can be effectively used to avoid funneling young people into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Restorative justice principles may be applied in juvenile justice and in school settings.

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