What Restorative Justice Practices Do We Offer?

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is a collaborative decision making process that includes victims, offenders, and others who are seeking to hold offenders accountable by having them:

Accept & Acknowledge responsibility for their offenses
To the best of their ability, repair the harm they caused to victims and communities
Work to reduce the risk of re-offense by building positive social ties to the community

 

4 Key Tenants are:

Active accountability - RJ makes accountability active as offender takes responsibility and makes amends
Inclusive Decision Making - RJ places decision making in the hands of the people who care most
Repairing harm - RJ focuses on reparation and healing to bring harmed parties up rather than drag the offender down
Rebuilding trust - RJ rebuilds relationships so that offenders can be trusted again and harmed parties can feel safe again

What Do We Offer at UD?

The Stamp Program- A program that students can utilize to end their term of probation early by completing several exercises invovling reflection, community invovlement and rebuilding relationships within the community. 

The Shield Program - A program that students can utilize to block or "shield" their conduct record from other schools (law school, medical school, gradute school, ect.) by completing several exercises invovling reflection, community invovlement and rebuilding relationships within the community. 

The Flyer Legacy Program- A program that has been built specifically for our students returning from suspension in order to reintegrate them into the larger community at UD. This focuses on repairing harm and providing support to the returning student.

Story CirclesThrough storytelling and open ended questions, students, faculty and staff share their understanding and their beliefs concerning the UD community. This circle discussion is an exploration into how different people within the community view the celebrations and concerns within our daily interactions on campus. The circle includes topics such as how we support one another, how alcohol impacts our lives, the culture of the campus community, the student neighborhoods and more.

CONTACT

Community Standards and Civility

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0964
937-229-4627
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