• reduces the risk for violence
  • gives individuals the skills to resolve disagreements peacefully
  • prepares students to live in a multicultural world
  • increases self respect and respect for others
  • improves communication in the school community
  • helps promote effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • empowers parties to be accountable and responsible for their own behavior
  • reduces the time staff spends attempting to resolve conflicts
  • improves school climate