Restorative Justice

We Believe:

  • Discipline policies in the classroom, school, and district level should be built off of mutual respect, trust, and cooperation
  • Approaches to discipline should focus on the root causes of the behavior and be based off principles of restorative justice
  • Current zero-tolerance policies are not meeting the needs of students, but rather are pushing them into the school-to-prison pipeline

What We Do:

  • Advocate for restorative practices, such as peer mediation and community circles within classrooms, schools, and the District
  • Organize professional development Justice in the Classroom events to bring teachers together to discuss issues of conflict and share best practices on managing conflict in non-punitive ways
  • Organize study circles on restorative practices in education