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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
10:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST

In this webinar, Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg, Senior Research Associates at WestEd, described their research on restorative justice in U.S. schools. They conducted interviews with over 40 experts in the field, surveyed over 150 practitioners nationwide, and conducted a comprehensive literature review. 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 described the work of administrators and teachers in using restorative justice at their elementary school site, and the impact on student outcomes.

During this webinar participants also discussed their challenges to implementing restorative justice in K-12 educational settings such as teacher and parent buy-in. Many participants also shared their own experiences and suggested resources in the chat.

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