Restorative Justice is an approach to building community, self-care, and conflict resolution. It's a social justice platform that allows students to:
Listen to how restorative practices focus on relationships, responsibility, and accountability
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.
Interactive workshops provide families with an overview of restorative justice practices and illustrate how they are successfully used in schools.
Restorative Justice Menu of Services: Information and resources on the philosophy of Restorative Justice and the different levels of support provided to schools.
Participation in the Evaluation of Restorative Justice and Behavioral Intervention Supports Study
MCPS has partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct a study of school behavior management strategies, specifically restorative justice and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS). RAND will collect student perspectives through observations and student surveys throughout this three-year evaluation cycle.
For more information about the RAND Corporation and the study, please refer to the resources below:
Parent Consent Form for Student ParticipationParent Consent Form for Student Participation en Español
Study Information Webinar SlidesStudy Information Slides en Español
Restorative Justice and PBIS in MCPS Coordinator Webinar
Office Phone Number: 240-740-4014
Interested in bringing Restorative Justice to your school? Complete the Restorative Justice Sign-Up Form.