Restorative Practices is a compass, not a map. It is an invitation to engage in dialogue and exploration of social change. All models are to some extent culture bound. Consequently, Restorative Practices should be built from the bottom up, by communities, through dialogue, assessing their needs and resources through a strengths based lens, and applying the principles to their own situations. (Howard Zehr). Our team, through ongoing coaching and support, partners with schools to recognize and enhance existing and additional resources, provide training, and design and evaluate professional learning opportunities.
Vision Statement: We envision schools where peace, equity, social justice, and academic excellence are achieved through a collaborative effort of all school-community members to engage in restorative practices to build relationships, respond to and repair harm and wrongdoing, as well as to learn from one another.