One especially beneficial aspect of the J.C. is its ability to promote personal growth and acceptance of mistakes. By fostering a fair, reasonable, democratic environment the J.C. manages to handle write ups without stigma. When I am written up, I do not feel ashamed. I admit I made a mistake and try to make amends.
Accepting personal mistakes is a skill and can be one of the hardest parts of being emotionally mature. Through the J.C. the Sudbury model helps students develop this skill.