Have you heard horror stories about students before they ever enter your classroom? Have no fear, many classroom issues may be averted all together through building relationships. Imagine being able to empower your students to resolve conflicts through mediation rather than punishment. But wait, there's more. You will also be able to actually prevent most bullying and build community within your classroom. While Restorative Justice has its roots in the criminal justice system, the goal is to break the detention-suspension-expulsion cycle and end the school-to-prison pipeline narrative by building culture and community. After all, less time spent on discipline means less stress and more time for teaching.