Restorative Practices

What is Restorative Justice?

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

  • Accept and acknowledge responsibility for their actions
  • 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
There are 4 key tenants of Restorative Justice:
  1. Active Accountability: RJ makes accountability active as offender takes responsibility and makes amends.
  2. Inclusive Decision Making: RJ places decision making in the hands of the people who care most.
  3. Repairing Harm: RJ focuses on reparation and healing to bring harmed parties up rather than drag the offender down.
  4. Rebuilding Trust: RJ rebuilds relationships so that offenders can be trusted again and harmed parties can feel safe again.
The following programs/opportunities are offered by Community Standards & Civility and work to incorporate and infuse restorative justice practices.
Stamp
A program that students can utilize to end their term of probation early by completing several exercises involving reflection, community involvement and rebuilding relationships within the community. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.
Shield
A program that students can utilize to block or "shield" their conduct record from other schools (law school, medical school, graduate school, etc.) by completing several exercises involving reflection, community involvement and rebuilding relationships within the community. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.
Flyer Legacy
A program built specifically for our students returning from suspension in order to reintegrate into the larger community at UD upon their return. This focuses on repairing harm and providing support to the returning student.
Story Circles
Through 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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