The Dignity in Schools Campaign invites you to a special event at The Earth School on Monday! Please share. Find out more about Restorative Justice and why it's so important for our communities!
What is Restorative Justice? (from Edutopia):
" Restorative justice is an effective alternative to punitive responses to wrongdoing. Inspired by indigenous traditions, it brings together persons harmed with persons responsible for harm in a safe and respectful space, promoting dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. Restorative justice is a philosophical framework that can be applied in a variety of contexts -- the justice system, schools, families, communities, and others.
In schools, we see that over-reliance on punitive strategies like suspension or expulsion isn't working. The UCLA Civil Rights Project has found that schools with high suspension rates are less safe, less equitable, and have lower academic outcomes."