Discipline That Restores cover



Books/ Yellow Cards/ Posters

DTR Resources/ Articles


Evidence/ Research

RJ/ VORP/ CJC Articles

Other Articles


Making Things Right cover

Find us on Facebook

©2021 Ron and Roxanne Claassen


Restorative Justice Discipline

Bringing restorative justice to school discipline


DTR Resources/Articles

The following links with brief descriptions are resources, articles, and downloadable forms that add value, and were referenced in, the Discipline That Restores and Making Things Right books. Permission is given to duplicate these for training and classroom use provided no changes are made, all copyrights are left in place, and "Used with Permission" is added.

  • Measuring Restorative Justice in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts
    This is a continuum measurement tool, from Restorative to Not Restorative, to evaluate to what extent a discipline system under the name restorative justice, restorative practices, etc. meets the criteria of being restorative.
  • Contrasting and Cooperative Values
    This is a list of cooperative values on one side and contrasting values on the other side to help a teacher/administrator self-check their values in preparation to implement a restorative justice discipline system.
  • Teacher/Student Agreement Form
    We are pleased to provide you with a full-sized copy of the form. It can be downloaded and duplicated. Written agreements add significant value. Please refer to the DTR book, Chapter 7, for the complete description of when and how to use the form.
  • The Thinkery form
    We are pleased to provide you with a full-sized copy of the form. It can be downloaded and duplicated. Using the form provides a meaningful structure when a student is sent to the Thinkery. Please refer to the DTR book, Chapter 9, for the complete description of when and how to use the form.
  • The Discipline That Restores Flowchart
    This flowchart is a description of what Roxanne did in her classroom. Each stop on the DTR Flowchart is a chapter in the DTR book.
  • Four Options Model: Responding to Conflict and Making Decisions
    Ron says all responses to conflict fit into one of four categories. This 64 page article describes the model, history, examples of using the model, advanced understanding of the model, and research.
  • Examples: Four Options Model
    These examples are designed to help the DTR reader, and their students, increase their understanding of the Four Options Model. These statements can be categorized as option #1, #2, #3, or #4. This worksheet can be downloaded and duplicated.
  • Listening Opens Doors to Reconciliation - VORP Newsletter
    Ron wrote a VORP newsletter (monthly 1983-1999) that included a thought piece Listening Opens Doors to Reconciliation. Each newsletter also included a VORP Story. 1996-1999 Newsletters can be found at http://restorativejusticediscipline.com/library/vorpnews/
  • A Peacemaking Model
    This is an article that describes the process of discovering and developing the peacemaking model and process that guides the DTR student/teacher meeting and the MTR mediation process.
  • A Peacemaking Model - Biblical Perspectives
    This is an article that connects the biblical process of forgiveness to the Peacemaking Process.
  • A Peacemaking Process
    This document provides a copy of the Peacemaking Process from Chapter 7 for teachers and administrators who are learning to use the process. We think that while leading a meeting as a participant or as a mediator, the leader should have this copy in front of them and follow it step by step in order to gain mastery of the process. Please indicate that your copy is used by permission and do not remove the copyright.
  • Strategies for Peacemaking
    This 90 page article describes two step by step models, one for peacemaking (dealing with injustices) and another for problem solving. The article includes detailed rationale for each step and how to use each as a participant or as a mediator. It also addresses cross cultural appropriateness and detail on how to use either process in cross cultural settings that respects all people and cultures.
  • Restorative Justice Fundamental Principles
    This article starts with a one page summary of Principles written by Ron and adopted by the UN Working Party on Restorative Justice and presented in Vienna, (1996) as a starting point introducing RJ to the UN Agenda Committee for the International Crime Congress 2000. The 42 page article describes each principle and how these principles could transform a punitive criminal justice system into a restorative justice system. With minor adjustments, it can be applied to school, business, family or any other discipline system.
  • Introduction to Discipline That Restores
    This article describes application of restorative justice principles to school discipline.
  • Model/Generic DTR Handbook
    This School Restorative Justice and DTR Discipline Policy provides a model for schools to use in developing their own handbook. It can be downloaded and modified to be school specific.
  • Restorative Justice Implementation - The Fresno Model
    This document describes the implementation of Restorative Justice in the Fresno Juvenile Justice System
  • University Restorative Discipline Policy
    This is a detailed policy developed to change the University punitive discipline system into a restorative discipline system.
  • University Restorative Discipline Flowchart
    This flowchart helped us develop and implement the University Restorative Discipline Policy.
  • Matthew 18 and the Four Options Model
    This article uses the Four Options Model to analyze and understand this unique chapter in the Christian Bible that describes a conflict resolution structure.
  • A Vision for Peacemaking - A Biblical Perspective
    A seven page article written by Ron.
  • The Four Options Model: A Tool for Conflict Resolution Specialists and other Leaders
    Article summarizing parts of Ron Claassen Dissertation.
  • School Discipline - Retributive or Restorative
    Roxanne's MA Thesis - Overview and comparison/contrast of punitive discipline and restorative discipline. Includes literature review and pedagogy of Discipline That Restores.
  • Classroom Respect Agreement Lesson Plan
    Lesson plan to create a classroom (student/teacher) respect agreement. See details, rationale, and examples in DTR Chapter 4. Permission given to download and duplicate with copyright included and add "used with permission."
  • Classroom Respect Agreement Lesson Plan for the Online Classroom
  • Staff/Administration Respect Agreement Lesson Plan
    Detailed lesson plan to create a staff/administration respect agreement. Great way to train new teachers by modeling. Permission given to download and duplicate with copyright included and add "used with permission."
  • I-Message Worksheet Form
    Worksheet Form that can be used to teach how to construct a productive and effective I-Message. See details, rationale, and examples in DTR Chapter 5. Permission given to download and duplicate with copyright included and add "used with permission."

Restorative Justice Discipline
3075 N. Bethel
Sanger, CA 93657
559-908-3570   |   http://restorativejusticediscipline.com   |   info@restorativejusticediscipline.com

Last modified January 22, 2021 by Webmaster.