Restorative Justice is a culture and set of practices that engage a community in building relationships and repairing harm through mutual, inclusive dialogue, understanding, and cooperation. A whole-school approach to Restorative Justice is more than a set of interventions aimed at students, but rather a way of being that touches all members of the school community and their relationships with each other. For the first Community of Practice (CoP) of the school year, we will be creating a dynamic space for representatives of schools and agencies, seasoned practitioners, and advocates to share experiences and lessons learned, address important questions and concerns, and develop tangible next steps for building strong school communities right from the beginning of the year.
This month’s CoP will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 9-11:30 a.m. at One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth St. NW, Old Council Chambers. Thereafter, the meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month and is open to LEAs that are currently implementing Restorative Justice Practices or are interested in learning more about it. Regular attendance by at least one representative from each LEA is encouraged. The location rotates each month to a different school campus or designated the site. Please view all dates, topics, locations, and registration links on OSSE’s Restorative Justice resource page.
For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at [email protected].