Restorative Justice in Schools: Highlights of Research and Practice in the U.S.


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 of the Camden Street Renew School in Newark, New Jersey, discusses the work of administrators and teachers in using restorative justice at his elementary school site, and the impact on student outcomes.

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