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It has always been true that student behavior is directly tied to whether their needs are being met, trauma they have experienced, and a range of other factors. We know that so much of what students are struggling with now is due to the stress and trauma of the pandemic, and we cannot accept responses that would send them down a pipeline to prison and/or deny their full potential. With restorative and transformative practices, the whole school community is strengthened and when conflict or other issues arise, students can develop life-long skills to repair relationships and take accountability for their actions. The resources in this guide contain materials that will help schools build community through the practice of restorative or transformative justice.