Topic: Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue

Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of "Restorative Discipline" Initiative

Nov. 18, 2014

Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

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Restorative Discipline Program in San Antonio Middle School Reduces Student Suspensions

Dec. 17, 2013

A San Antonio middle school with some of the highest discipline rates in its district has experienced an 84 percent drop in off-campus suspensions during the past year since administrators began using "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" to deal with conflicts among students.

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Victim Outreach Program Called to Testify in Hasan Hearing in Fort Hood

April 13, 2012

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at The University of Texas at Austin was called to Fort Hood on April 10 to provide testimony as part of a recent hearing in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nadal Hasan. The institute's Defense-initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO) program was being considered for use in the case, in which Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of first-degree murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood.

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Restoring justice

Oct. 21, 2011
Restoring justice

Dr. Marilyn Armour, graduate students and community members share how mediation programs help victims heal and offenders account for crimes.

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The power of restorative justice

Oct. 28, 2010
The power of restorative justice

Across the country, in increasing numbers, crime victims are asking for face-to-face meetings with offenders who have hurt them or their families.

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