Restorative Practices

The Restorative Justice Practices Project (RJPP) was established by the Tow Youth Justice Institute at the University of New Haven in partnership with the Child Health and Development Institute in 2016. RJPP provides restorative justice practices trainings to schools participating in SBDI. Restorative Justice Practices are an alternative to traditional discipline in schools, as well as a strong community-building communication approach.

  • RJPP partners with SBDI utilizing the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) curriculum to provide:
  • “Basic Restorative Practices” model: Introduction to Restorative Practices, Using Circles Effectively and Facilitating Restorative Conferences
  • Technical Assistance on RJ implementation in schools for both the preventative and responsive application of RJ
  • School-centered consultation by the Project Coordinator around specific issues that arise during implementation
  • Modeling of effective RJ practices on-site
  • Resource Assistance for acquiring implementation materials
  • Consultation for school administration around systems level installation

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