What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is a mindset. Restorative Justice practices are designed to strengthen positive relationships, empowering everyone to be recognized, heard, respected and valued. Practicing RJ will foster a healthy and joyous school environment where everyone brings forth their best selves.
What will Restorative Justice look like at Lincoln Street School?
Restorative Justice is built on the Circle practice. A Circle is a simple, structured process of communication that helps participants connect with one another. Circles are designed to create a safe space for all voices, equalizing all participants. Students and staff will begin participating in Circles this Fall. Parents and community members will also be asked to join in Circle practice.
- Access this link https://www.healthiersf.org/RestorativePractices/Resources/videos.php to view videos about Restorative Justice, including videos recorded in real classrooms using Restorative Justice practices.
- Access this link https://www.suffolk.edu/college/centers/14521.php to visit the website of the Center for Restorative Justice.