Restorative Conference to Repair Harm 

May 15, 2018

This video shows the various stages of a restorative conference between two young men, their families, friends, and other community members to address a situation of harm doing—Part 1: Dialogue:  opening introductions, establishing guidelines, responsible youth incident summary, person harmed shares impact, family of responsible youth shares impact, community member perspective, Part II: Creating the Restorative Action Plan, Part III: Closing of restorative conference


Focus: Restorative Conference to Repair Harm and Make Things Right
Time: 28:31 min
Who & Where: National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego 
Grade Level: High School


Description:  

The facilitators take the participants in the conference through a process that addresses a situation that involved name-calling/slurs in the run up to a physical fight between two young men.  Family, friends and allies are in the space to share impact and perspectives, as people take responsibility for their actions, learn from the experience, and pledge support to prevent similar situations from happening going forward.  

An action plan is created that focuses on making things as right as possible and accountability.  The plan is broken in to four parts: 

a) what the young men can do for each other,
b) what the young men can do for the school community to give back in a positive way,
c) how to build stronger relationships with family for support, and
d) what do the young men need individually to successfully complete this action plan, make amends and move forward.