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New films for the RJC: raising awareness of restorative practices in schools

Posted on 02 January 2018

Mishcon de Reya has sponsored three short films for the Restorative Justice Council (RJC), promoting the role of restorative practices in schools. The RJC is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice, which brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

Two of the films feature interviews with primary and secondary school students who share their experiences of using restorative practices as a means of solving conflict in schools. Through restorative practices, students have gained an understanding of the feelings of others and been encouraged to think about how best to respond to conflict, build trust and develop more mature responses to difficult situations. The third film is a case study of a young offender who details the role of restorative practices in helping her reform.

These films have featured in The Guardian. You can view them on the RJC's website here and here.