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
Hear how our interactive workshops provide families with an overview of restorative justice practices and how it is successfully used in schools.
Information and resources on the philosophy of Restorative Justice and the different levels of support provided to schools.
Restorative Justice is currently being implemented in over 80 schools. Interested in bringing Restorative Justice to your school? We are ready to welcome you to the team. Just complete the Restorative Justice Application 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 using surveys throughout this three-year evaluation cycle.Parent Consent Form for Student Participation
Self-care is essential to your overall well-being. Our calendars provide easy self-care activities you can incorporate into your daily routine.
Learn about important information and opportunities for staff and students.
Ms. Ruschelle Reuben – DirectorDr. Gregory Bell – SupervisorMr. Steven Marconi – Instructional SpecialistMrs. Valerie Rey – Instructional SpecialistMrs. Michelle Parks-Robinson – Fiscal AssistantMr. Jose Gonzalez – Administrative Secretary for Dr. BellMr. Benjamin Mourad – Intern
240-740-3109 – Michelle Parks-Robinson240-740-4014 – Jose Gonzalez