Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
422 Restorative Justice as a Behavior Management Strategy With Juveniles*

Studies have shown that at least 20% of youth entering the justice system have a mental health problem, with a majority also experiencing a co-occurring substance use disorder. These youth pose particular behavior management challenges and frequently have conduct problems like verbal threats, self-harm, noncompliance, and property destruction. This session will share restorative justice approaches that are effective alternatives to punitive discipline and behavior management strategies focused on building relationships and reconciliation.

Educational Objectives:

Recognize the importance of effective behavior management strategies in juvenile correctional facilities

Describe the main components of restorative justice

Examine the benefits of using restorative justice as a behavior management strategy

Level: Basic