Essential Elements for Non-Punitive Accountability: a Workbook for Understanding Alternative Responses to Campus Gender-Based Violence

Community of Practice: Towards a Justice that Heals.

Despite institutional interest in restorative justice practices, many misconceptions remain. There is simultaneously a lack of foundational principles to guide the appropriate use of these practices in campus sexual violence cases and not enough data to support the creation of formalized best practices. This toolkit defines what non-punitive accountability practices in response to campus sexual violence are—and what they are not—and provides minimum standards to ensure their appropriate use. It complements Courage to Act’s Supporting the Whole Campus Community toolkit.