Restorative Justice Circle Scripts

On this page, you will find several ready-to-use scripts for typical circles for administrators. These scripts are not meant to limit your creativity, but to offer a blueprint for you to create your own circle and an opportunity for you to easily begin practicing circles in your own school community.




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Script for holding a circle to support a student who is struggling academically or behaviorally. Includes selected activities, scripted explanations of the circle, and tips for keeping circles.   73k v. 5 Feb 21, 2014, 2:57 PM Cat Willett
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Script for addressing the sudden loss of students or staff, or for talking about other griefs experienced in the community.  23k v. 1 Jul 24, 2014, 3:23 PM Cat Willett
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Script for holding a circle to discuss a harm that occurred within the school community. Includes selected activities, scripted explanations of the circle, and tips for keeping circles.   87k v. 5 Jul 24, 2014, 3:23 PM Cat Willett
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Sample circle script for welcoming students back from suspension and ensuring that the harm done has been fully resolved.  24k v. 1 Jul 24, 2014, 2:43 PM Cat Willett
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Sample Circle Script for doing combined community-building circle and circle of support at Saturday School  171k v. 5 Feb 21, 2014, 2:57 PM Cat Willett