Restorative Practices Conferencing

Empowering the Family

Family is the primary humanizing institution.

Conference Coordinator

Fosters family collaboration.
Allows decision-making and action to remain largely with the family.

Conference Preparation

Participants are contacted.
Time, date, and location are confirmed.

The Conference

1. Information sharing
2. Private family time or family alone time
3. Presenting the plan

After the Conference

The family plan is typed up and distributed to the family members.

Beyond the Formal Process

Families are encouraged to collaborate through Restorative Practices continuum:

1. Effective statements
2. Affective questions
3. Small impromptu conference
4. Large group
5. Formal conference