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March 4, 2014

Students learn alternatives to discipline

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Alexa Loucks, 13, said “I thought it was really cool,” adding that because it seemed like it was reaching people, she thought it would work. 

Tristian Wellman, 14, said sometimes suspension can be more if a vacation. He said he thought RJ would provide better results. 

Helping Fisher was Saphire Baker, 13. She has experience with RJ through her guidance counselor. The program “has a better chance of working out everyday problems” or larger issues, she said.

Family Service Network education advocate Jackie Hunt was also assisting Fisher. The organization provides resources to special-needs people and their families. Hunt said her organization is looking to use restorative justice for the people it serves. She noted that Family Resource Network sees a lot of young people who go through juvenile justice and don’t learn their lessons.

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