Students, teachers, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive when they experience a sense of dignity and belonging at their school or district.

Based on this recognition, restorative approaches in educational settings seek to foster safe, respectful, and vibrant learning-communities while contending with disruptive or harmful behaviors and systems in ways that promote responsibility, equity, and learning. Restorative approaches are aligned with a comprehensive set of guiding principles that inform every-day community-building activities as well as more intensive interventions addressing serious misconduct. Research has demonstrated significant reductions in bullying, violence, drop-out rates, suspensions, disciplinary actions, and disproportionality – while cultivating more positive classroom environments and improved academic scores, among other benefits.

Implementing restorative approaches in schools and higher learning institutions requires a broad and holistic vision of change.

Taking a “whole school approach” means envisioning the change on three interconnected levels (or Tiers of Practice) as illustrated in the accompanying diagram. Just Outcomes partners with schools, school districts, and post-secondary institutions to create positive change which affects the lives of students, staff, faculty, and families alike. We provide the training, facilitation, coordination, and technical support required for large-scale change initiatives. And we work collaboratively to ensure that all who are affected by the change are invited to have a voice in the process.

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Just Outcomes facilitation helped our group remain engaged in the work, manage difficult emotions, and even start healing differences towards restoring relationships within the context of their approach. We are very grateful for the support and expert guidance of the Just Outcomes team!
Monica Sanchez-Flores, PhD Former President Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association