SY011: Transforming School Climate Through Restorative Approaches to School Discipline

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:00 AM–11:20 AM


School psychologists as schoolwide change agents have the opportunity to learn from the latest research on restorative justice (RJ) and restorative practices (RP). We offer findings on RJ/RP through three projects spanning the US and grade levels. You will learn a) the characteristics and components of RJ/RP, b) why RJ/RP holds promise for promoting equity, and c) what comprises high quality RJ/RP implementation. Benefits include understanding the degree to which RP/RJ is evidence-based practice.


Anne Gregory, Rutgers University, GSAPP, New Brunswick, NJ; Colette L. Ingraham, PhD, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Samuel Y. Song, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Susan G. Forman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Joshua Korth, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Derek I. Moehlenbruck, Wellness & Restorative Practices Project, San Diego, CA; Caroline Manzo, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA; Gwyneth Boyer, Seattle University, Seattle, WA