Restorative Justice is an approach to building community, self-care, and conflict resolution. It's a social justice platform that allows students to:
We work together to foster the physical, social, psychological, and academic well-being of students, staff, and families through:
Building Community: Strengthen relationships and build community by encouraging a safe and caring school climate.
Self-Care: Reduce, prevent, and improve harmful behaviors.
Conflict Resolution: Increase accountability through identifying problems and solutions and restoring positive relationships.
The MCPS Restorative Justice Unit will prepare and engage all stakeholders in restorative practices through meaningful trainings, school-level support, collegial collaboration, and supported community partnerships.
Listen to how restorative practices focus on relationships, responsibility, and accountability:
Information and resources on the philosophy of Restorative Justice and the different levels of support provided to schools.
Interested in bringing Restorative Justice to your school? Complete the Restorative Justice Application to begin!
Ruschelle Reuben – Director, Restorative Justice, School Counseling, and Student LeadershipSteven Marconi – Instructional SpecialistValerie Rey – Instructional SpecialistMichelle Parks-Robinson – Fiscal Assistant