Restorative practices are beginning to be used in a growing number of schools to address disciplinary problems. By attending to needs as they arise, restorative practices can create a dramatic shift in the school environment that many school administrators and students say is beyond what they thought was possible. Teachers and students learn to be with each other without putting others down or hurting them. One of the keys to the success of restorative schools is that it is possible to adapt the restorative process as it is being created to accommodate the particular school being served. The different customs, cultures, traditions and languages that a diverse student body brings to a school can be held within the container that restorative justice provides.