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Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices is taking an intentional pause for the summer 2021 in order to rest and prepare for the next academic year. We will return in September, 2021. Please continue to check our website for updates.


Purpose Statement

Restorative Practices strives to enrich the Northwestern community through a process of constructive dialogue. This dialogue focuses on education, accountability and conflict management designed to ensure the restoration of healthy relationships and overall community wellness. Restorative Justice is a philosophy that focuses on relationships, obligations that exist based on community needs, and the responsibility to engage as a community to repair harms caused within those relationships.

 The aim of restorative practices (RP) on college campuses is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and restoring relationships.    

 For more information on restorative practices: Visit the International Institute on Restorative Practices 


Is Restorative Practice the right tool for you and/or your group?


Restorative practices can be utilized by Northwestern students, faculty, and staff through consultations, restorative circle group dialogue, small group mediation, and introductory presentations. Our team of Restorative Ambassadors are happy to meet with you to explore the utility of restorative practices for any relevant situation where harm is caused. 


Interested in learning more about Restorative Practices? Submit a request here.


Trained Facilitators
Restorative Ambassadors