Restorative Schools Toolkit

Peer Conferencing


Peer Conferencing (formally known as Peer Juries) is a combination of circles and conferencing that provides an opportunity for older students (middle & high school) to hold each other accountable and help their peers restore relationships and repair harm as needed.

Peer Jury in Peoria, IL

By allowing students to take leadership roles in every level of the process, including the development, planning and implementation of the program, the juries redefine the role of youth in addressing student misconduct.
- Illinois Youth Court Association: Chicago Public Schools Peer Jury Initiative