Restorative Schools Toolkit

Policy Examples

Policies at all levels can help sustain Restorative Practices. Here you will find:

  • A policy statement by the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice on Restorative Practices for K-12
  • Examples from a school district & board in Oakland, California
  • A policy adopted by Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Social & Emotional Learning,
  • Info on a Statewide bill in Illinois

School suspensions are an adult behavior

The greatest challenge is to move restorative justice thinking and practice from a narrow programmatic focus to a set of broader philosophical insights and normative practices.
- Terry O'Connell