Student and Family Support and Engagement


Restorative Justice

Empowering the Student Voice to Facilitate Student Success


What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is an approach to building community, self-care, and conflict resolution. It's a social justice platform that allows students to:

  • Actively engage and problem-solve physical, psychological, social and disciplinary issues that affect themselves and the community.
  • Take responsibility for their actions.
  • Work with those affected to restore and/or repair the members and community who were harmed as a result of those actions.

Restorative Justice Practices
Listen to how restorative practices focus on relationships, responsibility, and accountability



RJ Event


Principles of Restorative Justice

We work together to foster the physical, social, psychological, and academic well-being of students, staff, and families through:

building community Building Community: Strengthen relationships and build community by encouraging a safe and caring school climate.

self-care Self-Care: Reduce, prevent, and improve harmful behaviors.

conflict resolution 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 Parent Workshops
Hear how our interactive workshops provide families with an overview of restorative justice practices
and 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.

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 Participation
Parent Consent Form for Student Participation en Español

Monthly Self-Care Calendars

Self-care is essential to your overall well-being. Our calendars provide easy self-care activities you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Monthly Newsletters

Learn about important information and opportunities for staff and students.


• August 2019



• August 2019



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Restorative Justice Team

Ms. Ruschelle Reuben – Director
Dr. Gregory Bell – Supervisor
Ms. Stephanie Iszard – Program Manager
Mr. Sean Kelly – Instructional Specialist
Mrs. Asashia Martin – Instructional Specialist

Mrs. Alexis Lee – Project G.R.A.D. Specialist
Mr. Jeff Donald – Mindfulness Coordinator
Mrs. Michelle Parks-Robinson – Fiscal Assistant
Mr. Jose Gonzalez – Administrative Secretary
Mr. Benjamin Mourad – Intern

Main Office Phone Numbers

240-740-5629 – Michelle Parks-Robinson
240-740-4014 – Jose Gonzalez

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