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Previous research finds that…

Restorative approaches are associated with:

  • improved social skills, reduced aggression and reduced exclusion of students in education settings;
  • a reduction in the number of children in out of home care, number of families with a child protection plan and children at risk in social care environments;
  • reductions in re-offending in youth justice across different offence types and regardless of the gender, criminal history, age or cultural background of the offenders; and
  • improved health outcomes and reduced dependence on the health system.

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