The core principle of Restorative Practices is simple: “human beings are happier, more cooperative, and more productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.”*
The Akoben team is always aware of how we do things with those that we serve and work with. We realize that building relationships, working with the community and holding us all accountable is by no means a simple task. Success with our programs requires hard work and dedication on our part. Our team believe and teach that Restorative Practices is a key element to help heal our broken organizations, families, communities, and lives.
(* Wachtel, T. (2005, November). The next step: developing restorative communities. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, Manchester, UK)