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.
Learn more about our program in our Restorative Justice Brochure
Restorative Justice Menu of Services: 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? We are ready to welcome you to the team! Just complete the Restorative Justice Sign-Up Form to begin!
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
Study Information Webinar SlidesStudy Information Slides en Español
Restorative Justice and PBIS in MCPS Coordinator Webinar
Listen to Jeff Donald talk about the simple and effective Mindful Moment videos on News 4!
Simple and effective tools for students and their families to help with managing stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness Resources - A list of resources for those interested in exploring mindfulness further.
Dr. Karen Crews – DirectorDr. Gregory Bell – SupervisorMs. Stephanie Iszard – Program ManagerMs. Yael Astor – Instructional SpecialistMr. Jeff Donald – Instructional Specialist, MindfulnessMr. Sean Kelly – Instructional SpecialistMrs. Asashia Martin – Instructional SpecialistMr. Jose Gonzalez – Administrative SecretaryMr. Benjamin Mourad – Intern
Jose Gonzalez: 240-740-4014