Archived Webinar

Restorative Justice in Schools

Recorded on April 29, 2015

In this archived webinar, WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg describe their research on restorative justice, a non-punitive approach for dealing with conflict that’s transforming the disciplinary approaches in a growing number of schools.

Petrosino and Guckenburg conducted interviews in the field, surveyed practitioners nationwide, and conducted a comprehensive literature review on restorative justice practices in the United States. Their research goals were to learn about current practices, essential elements of implementation, and provide recommendations for future research on restorative justice in K–12 settings.

Sam Garrison, Principal at Camden Street Renew School in Newark, New Jersey, describes how administrators and teachers are using restorative justice at their elementary school site, and the impact on student outcomes.

What You Learn

  • The research on how restorative justice is being used in U.S. schools
  • Challenges to implementing restorative justice in K–12 educational settings
  • The impact of restorative justice at an elementary school site in New Jersey

Who Benefits

  • School district superintendents and administrators
  • Principals and site administrators
  • Teachers, behavior specialists, intervention coordinators
  • School board members and parent leaders
  • Researchers and grantmakers

This webinar was co-sponsored by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd and the Equity Assistance Center Region II.

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Photo of Sam Garrison Sam Garrison Camden Street Renew School, Newark, New Jersey
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